Why study children and young people’s nursing?
Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career that’ll change lives, including your own. As a children and young people’s nurse, you’ll play your part in improving access to healthcare, wellbeing, social inclusion and quality of life.
Working as part of an inter-professional team in hospitals, schools, and family homes and across the community, children’s nurses provide specialist healthcare and support for children, young people and their families.
A £5,000 per year training grant is available for students. Further information is available on the NHS Business Services website.
Why UWE Bristol?
You’ll learn from a passionate, enthusiastic, skilled and supportive team with a range of experience across all the many different aspects of Children’s nursing, and other fields of nursing. Many are active researchers; your learning will be enriched by the very latest in best practice and clinical understanding.
This course has a strong practical focus, allowing you to gain competence carrying out the hands-on tasks you’ll perform in your career. About half your time will be spent on placements with our established partners. You’ll also have regular access to outstanding facilities including our Skills Simulation Suite: an imitation ward where you’ll be able to develop your clinical expertise in a safe, instructive environment.
Based at Glenside Campus, you’ll interact with and learn from other students from a range of health and social care courses. You’ll develop essential people skills as you work with patients and their families, as well as our partners on placements, in class and online. There’s also the opportunity to develop and apply your skills working abroad.
Where can it take me?
Children’s nurses are in demand across the UK in a wide range of specialties, so many exciting career paths will be open to you.
You could work in a hospital or in areas such as school nursing, health visiting and children’s community nursing for the NHS, or for private or voluntary sector employers.
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