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Northumbria University, Newcastle

Nursing Studies, Registered Nurse (Child)

UCAS Code: B701

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

Entry requirements


The AQA Technical is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

Subjects studied at AS level and not carried forward to A Level will be accepted and the UCAS Tariff points achieved will count towards your total UCAS Tariff score.

Access to HE Diploma

D:18,M:27

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2-M1,M1,M1

The Extended Project qualification is welcome and the UCAS Tariff points you achieve from an EPQ will count towards your total UCAS Tariff score.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English at minimum grade C or University recognised equivalent. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

HNC (BTEC)

M-D

HND (BTEC)

M-D

The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is accepted by Northumbria University. Please contact Admissions for more information on specific entry requirements.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4,H4,H4-H3,H3,H3,H4,H4,H4

The OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certifcate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

The OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

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

DDM

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C-B,C,C

Scottish HNC

Pass

Scottish HND

Pass

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C-B,B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

120-128

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

47%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Children's nursing

If you are caring and enthusiastic about building positive relationships, this Child Nursing Studies course develops your talents to become a highly-skilled, compassionate member of the nursing profession.

Children’s nurses provide specialised clinical care to new-born babies, children and young people and their families and also work closely with families, carers and other professionals to safeguard and protect children.

On our Child Nursing Studies course you will be taught by professionals with expertise, enabling you to consolidate theory and practice. Through a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods, you will gain a sound knowledge informed by research on which to underpin your nursing practice.

At our Coach Lane campus, you will benefit from our Clinical Skills Centre, providing NHS-standard equipment and resources for simulation and practical skills training. This course has a very ‘hands-on’ element, with 50% of your learning being based within practice placements with local NHS Trusts, private sector healthcare and specialist providers, enabling you to take your theory into real-life settings.

Our Child Nursing Studies degree ensures you will graduate as a skilled and knowledgeable children’s nurse, able to respond to healthcare needs, work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and provide excellent and innovative care.

Upon graduation you will obtain Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration as a qualified nurse ensuring you are ‘work ready’ and which allows you to apply for employment as a registered children’s nurse in the UK.

In line with the principles and values which underpin the NHS constitution, the University expects all students undertaking programmes which lead to registration as a health professional to demonstrate the NHS values.

Modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Department:

Health

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.

79%
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

85%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals
0%
Health 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.

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£28k

£30k

£30k

£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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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