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University of Suffolk

Children's Nursing

UCAS Code: B730

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants are expected to hold Five GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above to include Mathematics and English.

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

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UCAS Tariff

112
21%
Applicants receiving offers

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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

100% satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019.
Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and underpinned by the NMC 2010 Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education, the degree has been designed by the programme team with practice and service users partners.

During your studies, you learn how to respond to the holistic health care needs of children, young people and their family and / or carers. We also encourage collaboration with other professionals from health, social care and education to deliver an excellent standard of care.
From the beginning, we prioritise your employability alongside your education. To make you a ‘career-ready’ graduate, you receive guidance throughout your studies from our teaching staff and clinical practice placements.

Tutors come to the course with substantial professional experience and personal tutors are registered with the NMC as Children Nurses and Adult Nurses. The whole team possess recorded teacher qualifications.
Your clinical placement makes up half of your degree, or 10 weeks’ practice over three years.
To help you prepare for clinical placements, we use a variety of learning and teaching methods and technology. With support from a mentor and in some cases a clinical practice facilitator, your placement could include:
•Children’s Ward
•Day Surgery Ward
•Outpatients
•Neonatal Unit
•Emergency Department
•Children’s Hospice
•Children’s Community Nursing Team
•School Nurse
•Health Visitor
•Special Educational Schools
•Nursery
•Children’s Mental Health Community
Expect to work 37½ hours a week, working on long days including early, late and night shifts, and on weekends, depending on your role. Although demanding, it is indispensable experience. As an elective, you could also get experience elsewhere in the UK and possibly overseas.

Upon successful completion of the course students will have the opportunity to apply to work locally, regionally or nationally in a variety of settings including Acute Hospital Trusts, Community Trusts, Nurse Education and research.

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
£16,405
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Ipswich Hospital

West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds

James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth

Colchester General Hospital

Department:

School of Health and Sport Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
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
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery 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.

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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