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Swansea University

Nursing (Child)

UCAS Code: B703

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Health or science-related courses desirable

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:18,P:3

Access: 60 credits overall with at least 45 at level 3 and 15 at level 2. Of the 45 credits at level 3, you will need a minimum of 24 distinctions, 18 merits and 3 passes against the rules of combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

360 points.

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

DDM

Pass and BB at A2 level or DD at BTEC .

UCAS Tariff

120

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11%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Children's nursing

2017/18 Funding Update The Welsh Government announced in December 2016 that UK students who are studying in Wales and commit to working here for 2 years following the completion of their degree will still be entitled to the current funding structure (September 2017 and March 2018 cohorts). Students who currently live in Wales and students not currently living in Wales who do not wish to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following completion of their degree will still be able to study in Wales but will need to secure funding from an alternative sources, this may include funding from the relevant funding body in their home country or self-finance.
Information regarding funding for subsequent intakes has not yet been released by the Welsh Government.

- EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Nursing graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2017)

- AVERAGE EARNINGS: Nursing graduates can expect a starting salary of about £21,000 rising to £34,000 for a highly-experienced staff nurse.

- ACCREDITATION: Graduates will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Adult) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

- Nursing ranked Top 100 in the QS World Rankings

- Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2018)

- Ranked 27th out of 71 (Times and Sunday Times 2018)

Child Nursing students require the desire to work closely with children, young people and their families with both acute and chronic illnesses.
Children’s nurses work as part of a multidisciplinary team and work closely with specialist nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, play specialists, social workers and others to provide and coordinate the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.
Individuals who pursue this career should be able to communicate well with both children and their families, work as part of a team and demonstrate a non-judgemental and caring approach towards families from a wide range of backgrounds.

Students will learn how to:
- Focus on the child, or young person, as a dynamic developing individual while supporting parents to care collaboratively for the child

- Develop strong working partnerships with colleagues in multidisciplinary teams to provide and coordinate the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families

- Develop practical skills and manage time effectively

Children’s ward placements will include placements in the two district general hospitals in Swansea or in the West Wales hospitals. These will include general medical and surgical wards as well as other specialist areas including orthopaedics, burns and plastics, neurology and care of the neonate. Students can also benefit from short study visits abroad.

Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

Modules

Year 1 compulsory:
Manual Handling 1
Violence & Aggression Passport 1
Learning to Learn in Higher Education and Clinical Practice
What is Nursing? (Child)
Developing Nursing Knowledge (Child)
Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

Year 2 compulsory:
Manual Handling 2
Violence & Aggression Passport 2
Health Promotion and Public Health (Child Nursing)
Acute Care (Child)
Long-Term Conditions and Palliative Care (Child)
Developing the Practice of Nursing (Child)

Year 3 compulsory:
Manual Handling 3
Violence & Aggression Passport 3
Consolidating the Practice of Nursing
Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Child)
Advancing Professional Nursing Practice (Child)
Leadership and Management (Child)

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment methods

In practice, students are supervised and assessed by an experienced mentor. In university, they are assessed through exams, essays, presentations, and group work. Students are tested not only on their skills and knowledge but on their values and behaviour(s) too.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Nursing

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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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
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals
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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.

£28k

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£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

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