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De Montfort University

Nursing with Registration (Child Nursing)

UCAS Code: B702

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

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Children's nursing

Children’s nurses play a key role in primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting children and their families and responding to the varied healthcare needs within communities.

As a children’s nurse you will be a skilled communicator with an open mind to the ways in which people relate to their children. You need to be committed and dedicated with the willingness to give time to others with care and compassion.

**Reasons to study Nursing with Registration (Child) at DMU:**

**100% of our Nursing graduates from summer 2016 are in work or further study after graduating**
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015-16 report [above the sector average of 94.3%]

**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

**More than 50 years’ teaching experience**
in delivering high quality professional education to our diverse studentship

**Benefit from two intakes**
per academic year, allowing you to start your studies in September or March

**Strong links and integrated work placements**
with local health and social care providers allow you to put theory in to practice

**£12 million faculty investment in our facilities**
includes purpose-built clinical skills suites which replicate real-life settings

**International experience opportunities**
allowing you to develop your skills and understanding of different healthcare issues

**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]

*Please note that there are two students intakes per year for the Child Nursing course at DMU. In the 2018/19 academic year, these intakes are September 2018 and March 2019. In the 2019/20 academic year, these intakes are September 2019 and January 2020.

Due to the high demand for this programme, you will be notified which intake you have been assigned following the completion of the interview process.

Modules

YEAR ONE: Professional Responsibility 1; Skills and Evidence for Professional Practice; Foundations of Nursing Practice; Promotion of Health and Well-being; Holistic Nursing Interventions.

YEAR TWO: Professional Responsibility 2; Analysing Evidence for Healthcare; Complex Care Needs; Responding to Altered Health Needs; Contemporary Issues in Nursing.

YEAR THREE: Professional Responsibility 3; Dissertation; Working in Partnership with Service Users and Carers; Transitions to Professional Practice.

Assessment methods

Learning is supported by a strong system of personal tutors and teaching teams, clinical work placements and enthusiastic mentors. Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials, enquiry-based problem solving and independent e-learning.

You will complete blocks of clinical placements 37.5 hours per week and blocks comprised of theory and independent learning hours up to an equivalent of 37.5 hours each week. Students in practice placements are allocated a mentor to help develop and support learning.

Practice is assessed through the completion of your practice portfolio, clinical skills log, submission of service user/ expert by experience feedback and undertaking the required number of hours in practice.

Theory is assessed through written assignments including as essays, reports, critical incident analysis, blog (weblog), examinations, and culminating in your dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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.

78%
med
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Health professionals
1%
Health associate professionals
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.

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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