This course is designed to equip you with the hands-on clinical and care skills to help prepare you to practise autonomously and compassionately upon successful completion of the course, providing family-centred care and building therapeutic relationships to enable you to become a caring practitioner well prepared to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.
The course focuses on integrated care for children and young people in a variety of settings. You will be taught to value the needs of children and their families through their ongoing involvement in the curriculum. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in communication, health assessment, professional practice, evidence based practice, knowledge of public health and policy, and legal and ethical issues.
Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate the professional values, attitudes and behaviours required to deliver safe and effective, holistic child and family centred care. This will allow you to play a vital role in the journey of children and their families, during very challenging and difficult times.
You will not only focus on acute/hospital settings, but also on community children’s nursing, supporting children with long-term chronic conditions, health visiting and child and adolescent mental health services.
Ranked 4th for Nursing and Midwifery in The Guardian University Guide 2020.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course has been designed to enable you to analyse the needs of, and develop and deliver effective care for, children from birth to young adulthood. You will consider their physiological needs, mental health and well-being in the provision of care and understand the importance of evidence informed practice, care and compassion.
Placing equal value on practice and theory, undertaking 800 hours of both per year, you will study a wide range of subjects, including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and research methods. You’ll become immersed in learning about the needs of populations, individuals, related health and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services.
The curriculum is also focused upon Inter-professional Education (IPE) where you will study alongside students from other health-related courses. It has been designed to produce professionals who are effective communicators, caring and compassionate, with good relationship building skills. It recognises the importance of inter-professional working within the health and social care workforce and comprises two modules in the areas of health and wellbeing in the community as well as leadership and management. Your degree culminates with a 5,000 word literature review related to one aspect of nursing practice and which is equivalent to the standard dissertation.