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City, University of London

Children's Nursing

UCAS Code: B703

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typically BBC or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications. In addition to, five passes at grade 4 (C) at GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Access to HE Diploma in a Nursing, Midwifery, Health, Science, or Social Care subject NOT Nutrition or Paramedic Studies with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 24 credits at Distinction and 21 at Merit. Applicants must also hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above at the point of entry onto the programme.

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

DDM

Health and Social Care or Science-related subject only. In addition to, five passes at grade 4 (C) at GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Children's nursing

The BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing prepares students for a gratifying career at the forefront of modern healthcare and leads to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students develop skills and interests in both general medicine and specialist areas to be a confident and compassionate child nurse.

City students benefit from clinical placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts, with placements in a range of settings allowing students to experience the many different environments and specialisms’ children’s nurses’ work in. Specialist placements include the internationally recognised acute children’s emergency department service at the Royal London and specialist Paediatric gastroenterology unit, the only unit of its kind in the UK.

This course is taught through a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice and practice placements. City is home to state of the art clinical facilities including our specialist Clinical Skills Centre, a facility designed especially for students to clinical practice skills in a safe environment, before commencing placements.
Career prospects are excellent for our Children's Nursing graduates - many secure employment within local London trusts and throughout the rest of the UK and 100% of our BSc (Hons) Child Nursing graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the course (Unistats).

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is currently in the process of revising its educational standards, which will affect courses starting from 2019. Therefore some aspects of this course will be updated to meet the required standards, please check our website for the latest information.

Modules

The first year focuses on relationship-centred care and considers the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. Students also undertake a practice placement.
Core modules include; Foundations of Relationship Centred Practice, Relating Social Sciences to Healthy Communities, and Understanding Concepts of Biology for Health.

In the second year students continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long-term care, and can pursue specific clinical interests on a two week elective practice placement in addition to course clinical placements. Core modules include; Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnosis and Treatment; Children's Nursing, and Developing Clinical Practice. Students also choose one elective module.

In the third year, the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Students undertake a Literature Review/Dissertation. As part of the clinical placement experience, students undertake a designated placement which will help provide the foundations for the transition from student to Registered Nurse.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
- Practice Assessment Document (PAD): used to demonstrate achievement of practice competencies and also to record the number of hours of practice experience
- Written assignments, including essays: these may take the form of care studies or support another assessment such as a poster presentation
- Written examinations
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs): practical skills assessments
- Dissertation

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Division of Nursing

TEF rating:

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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.

95%
high
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

98%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

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.

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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Other elementary services occupations
1%
Secretarial and related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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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