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University of Cumbria

Nursing/Registered Nurse: Children's Nursing

UCAS Code: B730

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

60 credits overall

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Children's nursing

If you’re passionate about children’s health and wellbeing – we will harness this and develop it with academic knowledge and clinical placements so you can become a qualified, NMC registered children’s nurse.

We’ve a great track record for kick-starting nurses’ careers – with 100% of our students who want a job after graduation stepping into employment.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

We’ve designed this course with your modern nursing career in mind, so you spend 50% of the course on clinical placements in both hospital and community settings.

Plus, because we are one of only a few UK universities offering child, adult, learning disability and mental health nursing, you will gain a great understanding of other nursing fields to enhance your nursing potential.

- Eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register to practice

- Our contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers provide fantastic employment prospects

- Your location means you will experience both city and rural healthcare systems

- Opportunity to do your own research or alongside that of academic tutors

- Maximise your employability by becoming a versatile nurse who can confidently provide care in hospital, community setting or a child’s home

- Develop your leadership skills and learn to manage a team

- Connect theory with practice in our mock wards and clinical simulation facilities

- Taught by lecturers with a wide range of nursing experience

- An enrichment placement – giving you the opportunity to go overseas

Our primary goal is to see you become an excellent care provider, with a deep and current understanding of a wide range of conditions and diseases which affect children, young people and their families. We will also enable you to develop as a nurse who can manage and influence change.

If you want to make a smooth transition into a challenging but rewarding job in children's nursing with a course that brings out the very best practitioner in you, we'll help you do just that.

With career opportunities for qualified nurses expanding, we have designed this course so that you are best-placed with the very best academic knowledge and practical skills to work as a qualified children's nurse, but also to manage and influence changes in nursing.

You will study theoretical modules alongside colleagues from other fields of nursing and with other health and social care professionals, and begin to really appreciate the complexities of working within a dynamic and challenging environment.

**What you can expect to study**

**Year One** - You will focus on understanding children's health and development and enhancing your communication skills with children and families. Placements will be in both hospital and community settings.

**Year Two** - You will learn about complex care, sick children, children with long term conditions, children's mental health, palliative and end of life care. There is an opportunity for you to organise your own enrichment placement to get your own unique nursing experience.

**Year Three** - Your knowledge and skills will be further expanded and you will learn about neonatal and emergency care. Plus, you will develop your management and service improvement skills, which will help you to prepare for your staff nurse role.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Lancaster

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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E
C

After graduation


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Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
98%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Health professionals
1%
Childcare and related personal services

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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