Our registered nurse programme for child branch is underpinned by The Nursing and Midwifery Council new national educational standards – Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (2018). This ensures that you will be qualifying with knowledge and skills to deliver safe and effective care, which is responsive to the changing climate in children and young people’s nursing.
Children’s nurses play a pivotal role in acute and community healthcare settings. A family-centred care approach underpins interventions aimed at health prevention, promotion, detection of illness and implementing evidence-based care, which acknowledges key differences pertinent to the child and young person.
As a children’s nurse you will develop expert communication skills and an understanding of cognitive development and how this influences both childhood perception of illness and care delivery.
You need to be highly committed, patient and have a caring and compassionate manner. If you want to be a part of the journey that shapes and influences the health of our future generations, apply to be a children’s nurse.
- The programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and upon graduation of the programme, you will be eligible to register with the NMC.
- We have more than 50 years of teaching experience, enabling us to deliver high-quality professional education to our diverse studentship.
- Graduates are eligible to apply for registration, and registered nurses can start on a salary of more than £25,655 (NHS pay scales 2020/21).
- Study in our purpose-built facilities which comprise clinical skills suites, a moving and handling area, and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room allowing you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment.
- Our strong links and integrated work placements with local health and social care providers allow you to experience real-world situations.
- Students have gained valuable international experience as part of their studies with our DMU Global programme. Our students have previously taken part in healthcare programmes in Peru, improved the health of communities in India and examined the social and health inequalities faced by specific populations in the US.
Reasons to study Nursing with Registration (Child Nursing) at DMU:
- 100% of our Nursing graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report [above the sector average of 94.6%]
- Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
with extensive career opportunities worldwide (subject to country-specific criteria)
- Eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
upon graduation, enabling employment in a wide variety of clinical areas
- Benefit from two intakes
per academic year, allowing you to start your studies in September 2018 or March in 2019, and for the 2019/20 academic year September 2019 or January 2020*
- Strong links and integrated work placements
with local health and social care providers allow you to put theory in to practice
- Gain international experience through our #DMUglobal programme
which has enabled students to take part in healthcare programmes in Peru, improve the health of communities in India and examine the social and health inequalities faced in America
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
- The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]
Structure and assessment
- Professional Responsibility 1
- Skills and Evidence for Professional Practice
- Foundations of Nursing Practice
- Promotion of Health and Well-being
- Holistic Nursing Interventions
- Professional Responsibility 2
- Analysing Evidence for Healthcare
- Complex Care Needs
- Responding to Altered Health Needs
- Contemporary Issues in Nursing
- Professional Responsibility 3
- Working in Partnership with Service Users and Carers
- Transition to Professional Practice
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.
During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.
We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.
Opportunities and careers
50 per cent of the course is based in clinical practice. You are required by the NMC to complete at least 2,300 hours of practice learning where you will be working towards achieving practice competencies and demonstrating appropriate professional conduct.
Placements are organised in blocks of at least four weeks duration and are based in a variety of acute and community health environments and social care settings including caring for individuals in their own homes. This includes a range of different shift patterns across a 24 hour cycle.
You will benefit from placements in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northampton’s hospitals and community placements.
In your placement you will work alongside a mentor to learn the practical application of nursing relevant to your chosen field of nursing practice.
UK and international elective placement opportunities are also available in your second year.
The qualification enables you to practice anywhere in the UK, EU plus countries such as Canada, USA and Australasia (local registration required).
Once qualified, our postgraduate study opportunities further enhance your knowledge and skills; including Masters Degrees, Learning Beyond Registration modules, professional Doctorates and the Physician Associate Studies MSc.
Uniform and dress code policy
This course includes acute and community based placements; these are an essential component for completion of the course. Whilst on placement, students must adhere to the uniform and dress code policy of the placement provider. NHS Trusts and other placement providers have given careful consideration to cultural and religious needs relating to uniform policies / dress codes.
These policies/codes have been developed in conjunction with local and national cultural and religious bodies to ensure that local and national infection control guidance is adhered to. Whilst every attempt has been made to accommodate individual needs, there are some areas where the need to fully comply with infection control guidance has overridden religious requirements.
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