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University of Leeds

Nursing (Child)

UCAS Code: B730

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A-level: BBB including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, physics or applied science) Not general studies or critical thinking. GCSE: 5 A*-C, including maths and English and 2 science subjects

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction and include 15 credits from science subjects + 5 GCSE’s A* to C grade in Maths, English, a Science plus two others. The remaining level 3 credits must be at merit level or above. For Access to Higher Education Diplomas completed before September 2014, applicants are required to have 45 credits at level 3 at distinction and include 12 credits from biology. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

33 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5

(Leaving Certificate): BBBBBB including B in English, maths and science (chemistry, biology, physics, applied science)

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

DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): Distinction/Distinction/Distinction in: Health and Social Care (Health Sciences); Health and Social Care (Health Studies) and must include 6 science focused modules, from: Unit 4 Development through the life stages Unit 5 Anatomy and Physiology for health and social care Unit 13 Physiology of Fluid Balance Unit 14 Physiological Disorders Unit 15 Biochemistry for Health Unit 16 Science for Health Unit 21 Nutrition for Health and Social Care Unit 31 Physiology of Co-ordination Unit 33 Physical Science for Health Unit 34 Human Inheritance for Health Social Care Unit 35 Introduction to Microbiology for Health Social Care We would not insist on this if you are also studying another science-focused course in addition to the Health and Social Care course. All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected. For 2018 onwards, candidates will need to have studied the Health Sciences or Health Studies programmes and have 6 science focused modules.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B

BBB one of which must be a science (biology, chemistry, physics or applied science)

UCAS Tariff

81-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

16%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Children's nursing

Child nursing is caring for children and young people with a wide range of needs in a variety of healthcare settings. From newborns to adolescents, you’ll not only be supporting children but their families and carers during what can be an emotional and unpredictable time in their lives.

We’re looking for people who are child-focused, want to keep children safe, make a difference and improve lives, who are caring, courageous and compassionate. We’ll help you develop the qualities that define a University of Leeds child nurse – a problem solver, decision maker, innovator and an advocate for your patients and their parents and carers.

At the University of Leeds, we’re proud to offer outstanding teaching from some of the most inspirational lecturers in adult nursing, in fact, our teaching has been rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework. This exciting three year honours course is designed to develop nurses with the skills and knowledge to work in the dynamic, changing health care environment to manage change and develop critical and analytical skills, as well as clinical skills to practice as a child nurse.

We have stimulating placements in a variety of settings with two of the best teaching hospitals in Europe: St James Teaching Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary, with close links to Leeds Children’s hospital. We offer much more choice - and a range of specialist placements including neurology, paediatric A&E as well as children's medicine and surgery.

Modules

Year 1 is the trans-disciplinary first year where shared and inter-professional learning takes place with other nursing and healthcare students. You’ll explore the core issues required to become a healthcare professional, anatomy and physiology, as well as being introduced to specific aspects of child nursing.

Year 2 Looks at the normal development of the child and young person and chronic conditions affecting these age groups. You’ll explore health promotion and health education, develop understanding of issues related to safeguarding children, debate legal and ethical concepts related to nursing and develop the skills for evaluating the research evidence underpinning clinical practice.

Year 3 focuses on the acutely or critically ill child. You’ll examine critical thinking, decision-making skills and leadership skills and will be supported in making the transition to the role of qualified nurse. A 10,000-word research dissertation develops your ability to use, summarise and communicate research evidence and apply it to your professional practice. There is also an optional module which offers the opportunity to undertake a clinical placement abroad.

Clinical placements are an integral part of your training.

Assessment methods

Assessment

We use a range of assessment methods, including essays, posters/ leaflets, practical skills examinations and multiple choice questions.

You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques, as well as your emerging abilities, skills and competencies.
You’ll need to produce work that is typically both evaluative and creative and show you can conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to evaluate and critique received opinion.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Healthcare

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.

69%
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.

Children's nursing

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
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

78%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
0%
Secretarial and related 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.

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

£27k

£27k

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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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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