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Nursing (Child)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

If you are studying A Level Science, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM-DMM

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

120-112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. If you are studying A Level Science, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Children's nursing

Providing care for children, young people, and their families is a rewarding career choice. If you’re keen to provide committed, compassionate and professional care to children and young people and their families, this Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons) degree could help you pursue your future career.

On this child nursing course, which is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you’ll develop key clinical skills in our fully equipped simulated children’s ward using our patient simulators. You’ll also hear first-hand experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of our Public Partnership Group.

You’ll be taught by experienced practitioners and tutors, and you’ll learn in an innovative environment, which is designed to give you the very best opportunities for in-classroom and hands-on learning.

**Why Study Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield?**
Your time on the course will be divided between learning theory and applying your knowledge in the clinical environment, with clinical placements providing opportunities for you to put what you’ve learned into practice in a variety of settings.

These include children's wards, children’s hospitals, accident and emergency departments, and neonatal intensive care. Opportunities are also available to work with specialist nurses in a range of community settings, including children’s hospices, health centres and mainstream and specialist schools.

You'll be taught by a team who really understand what it is like to be a children's nurse and are able to demonstrate the latest techniques and procedures whilst supporting you as you put these skills and qualities into practice.

In 2024, the University’s new Daphne Steele Building will open on the site of the National Health Innovation campus, too. This will allow child nursing students to benefit from specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities.

Following successful completion of this Nursing (Child) degree course, you can register with the NMC and work as a Registered Nurse for Children, marking the start of a potentially fruitful career ahead.

**Professional Bodies**
This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

**Why Huddersfield?**
Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.

**Not quite ready to start Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons)?**
Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Child Nursing.

Modules

This is a common first year, comprising:
• Becoming a Professional - Child Nursing
• Introduction to Child Nursing
• Nursing Practice 1
• Nursing Practice 2
• Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing.

To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment methods

Learning and teaching on this course is delivered through seminars, lectures, group work, simulation, and practical skills experience.

The assessment methods on the course are varied and involve a combination of coursework, practice/proficiency-based learning, reports, presentations, and examinations.

Laboratory sessions, classroom-based learning and the use of simulated patients enable you to develop your skills in a safe and controlled environment. You’ll undertake practice placement experiences, where you’ll learn and be assessed in a real practice setting, under the supervision of appropriately qualified practice supervisors and practice assessors.

You’ll be assessed whilst on placement through a Practice Assessment Document (PAD).

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,800
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

NHS Funding
Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Nursing and Midwifery (HDNM)

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
Children's nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Children's nursing

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Children's 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.

£21,692
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Protective service occupations
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Children's 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.

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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