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University of Plymouth

Nursing (Child Health)

UCAS Code: B730

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

Entry requirements


120 points to include 64 from 2 A Levels science subjects preferred. Excluding General Studies

Accepted in combination with other qualifications

Pass with 33 credits at Merit or Distinction including 15 at Science / Social Science . Grade C/4 at GCSE English and Maths required.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include Grade 5 in one subject at Higher Level. Health or Science profile is preferred. English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

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

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Obtain H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 (all at Higher level). English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

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

DDM

Health / Science subjects

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

120 points to include CC at Advanced Highers to include a science. English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

considered in combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

120

120 points to include 64 from 2 A Levels science subjects preferred. Excluding General Studies

31%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Children's nursing

Caring for children and young people with a wide range of needs is a challenging and fulfilling career. From newborns to adolescents and beyond, youll gain experience of supporting children and their families during periods of great change and stress. Early placement opportunities across the South West will develop your clinical and communication skills and your understanding of caring in hospital and community settings. You will graduate ready to start shaping the future of nursing. Once graduated you are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a 'Registered Nurse Child Health. Youll balance classroom learning with gaining experience in hospitals and communities, with equal weighting given to theory and practice. Your learning journey will take you through a variety of professional work with allied health professions and other fields of nursing.* Meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards implemented in 2011. Once graduated you are eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a 'Registered Nurse Child Health.* Balance classroom learning with gaining experience in hospitals and communities, with equal weighting given to theory and practice. Your learning journey will take you through a variety of professional work with allied health professions and other fields of nursing.* Take part in early clinical placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, designed to maximise your range of experiences and the clinical skills you acquire. You will spend fifty percent of the course duration in a variety of settings, within both hospitals and the community.* Be assessed by a range of innovative methods including essays, case work analysis, seminar presentation, practice portfolio and video role-play.* Benefit from teaching staff who actively research across all fields of nursing.

Modules

In year 1 you'll learn about the foundations of nursing theory and practice, and focus on the skills required for safe practice. You'll gain an understanding of the multi-professional team working approach within healthcare and undertake two practice placements, giving you experience in different healthcare environments.

Year 2 will focus on developing your professional identity and experience. You'll broaden and deepen your nursing knowledge, enabling you to make a greater contribution to practice. Modules will develop your clinical practice in the holistic care of the child and family. You'll be able to appraise basic principles and theories to support arguments with evidence and reason, demonstrating an awareness of alternative contexts.

Your final year will focus on your professional ability and fitness for practice. Your knowledge and context will be more specialised, requiring higher level skills of synthesis, analysis and evaluation. You'll take more responsibility for your own learning as teaching and practice becomes more challenging, and explore management and leadership theories. You'll gain further practice experience in a variety of care settings, enabling you to effectively contribute to the delivery of care.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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.

72%
low
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.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
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

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Senior officers in protective services
0%
Other elementary services 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.

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

£28k

£28k

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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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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