100% OF OUR CHILD NURSING GRADUATES ARE IN EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER STUDY SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING
GRADUATE DESTINATION SURVEY 2016
Would you like a dynamic and challenging career as a children’s nurse? Children and young people’s nurses deliver care which is child centred within a family context. Children’s nurses are able to understand the developmental needs of children from birth to transition into adult life and how this is affected by ill health.
This three-year child nursing degree combines theory and practice in an innovative way, to focus on the care of children across a wide range of healthcare settings.
Your studies will be based in our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Centre. Role-play scenarios will prepare you for clinical practice and allow you to develop a wide range of practical skills. You’ll also undertake work placements in a wide variety of clinical settings at our partner health boards. Successful completion of this child nursing degree will allow you entry to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register as a qualified children’s nurse and ready to embark on a rewarding career.
You will study a mixture of Generic (Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability) and Child modules over three years. The Child modules are only taught to Child Nursing students.
Year One: Child Nursing Degree
- Fundamentals of Care and Professional Practice (Generic)
- Introduction to evidence based practice (Generic)
- Lifespan Growth and Development (Child)
- Child and Family Public Health (Child)
Year Two: Child Nursing Degree
- Developing Nursing Skills (Generic)
- Patterns of Health (Child)
- Engaging with Children, Young People and Families (Child)
- Professional Issues in Children’s and Young Person’s Nursing (Child)
Year Three: Child Nursing Degree
- Leadership, Management and Professional Practice (Generic)
- Caring for the Child or Young Person with Long Term Illness (Child)
- Care of the Critically Ill Child and Family (Child)
The child nursing degree lasts a minimum of 42 weeks. There’s an equal split between theory and practice, which is integrated throughout ournursing courses.
You’ll study with students from all fields and other professions, as well as having sessions specific to your field. There’s also the requirement to work with clients and patients from other fields, so you can care for patients with multiple and complex needs.
Each academic year is split into three terms. In term one you will study in a 10-week block in University (theory) followed by an eight-week block in clinical practice. In term two through to term eight you will study six weeks of theory in University followed by six-week block in clinical practice.
In term nine you will spend 12 weeks in clinical practice. You will have practice opportunities across a wide range of healthcare settings, developing key skills that will enhance your employability. Please note that holidays are fixed and non negotiable for the duration of your nurse training.
- Timed and online exams
- Written assignments
- Production of a leaflet