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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Nursing Studies (Child) (Pre-Registration)

UCAS Code: B701

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

Entry requirements


Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points required from two or three A levels or equivalent.

Pass QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma including a minimum of 27 level 3 credits at merit with a minimum of 77 points. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent level 2 modules required.

Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Irish highers/honours subjects

Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points; Grade MMM

Minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points required from Advanced Highers only, in no more than three subjects. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (or standard grade 1 or 2, or intermediate grade C or above).

Minimum of 111 UCAS tariff points required from 4 or 5 Highers. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (standard grade 1 or 2, or Intermediate grade C or above).

UCAS Tariff

96-112
27%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Children's nursing

**Summary**: Children's nursing is about caring for a child, whether healthy or ill. It encompasses the whole family and promotes family-centred care. It recognises that children are unique individuals. This child nursing degree course at Teesside University equips you with the knowledge and skills required to form a successful career in paediatric care.

**Course details**: This course equips you with the knowledge and skills required to care for children and their families in health and illness. As a children's nurse you become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team providing the expertise which underpins care for a child at any age or development stage. You develop your clinical decision-making and interpersonal skills, and your leadership role within the care team. To be a children’s nurse and to share the child and family healthcare experiences, in sometimes very difficult and emotional times, is a privilege. The public places high expectations and levels of trust upon nurses, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. Therefore to work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.

**After the course**: On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Children's Nursing). A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

50% of the learning time is spent engaging in University or self-managed learning activities (theory) and 50% of the time is spent within placement allocations (practice).

The teaching week during theory/study blocks is Monday to Friday and may involve some evening sessions. During practice allocations you are required to complete the shift patterns allocated to you by your mentor or supervisor. These will include early starts (for example a shift may start at 7.00am and finish at 8.00pm), night duty and weekend shifts.

The structure and sequencing of University and placement-based learning means that holidays are fixed - it is not possible to take holidays outside of the set dates.

Assessments are varied and reflect module outcomes. They include written assignments, examinations, case studies and presentations. You are also assessed in practice through a portfolio of evidence each year.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

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.

87%
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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
55%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
1%
Welfare and housing 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.

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£25k

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£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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