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University of Northampton

Children and Young People's Nursing

UCAS Code: B702

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,M3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

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

H3,H3,H3,H3

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

D*D*

Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

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

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112
34%
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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

Our three year undergraduate course will give you the ability to cope with a demanding and satisfying profession leading to BSc (Hons) in Children and Young People’s Nursing and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

From September 2018 we will be offering a new curriculum based on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) proposed standards for education 2017. This curriculum will offer placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond. Taught elements will include: public and population health; assessing planning and providing care; leading nursing care; working in teams and coordinating and improving quality of care.

There will be an acute hospital and a community placement at each stage of your course. The community placement will be with the Health Visitors, School Nurses and Children and Young People’s Community Nurse/Complex Needs Teams. The acute placements are in day surgery, outpatients, paediatric assessment units, general paediatric wards and in Neonates or paediatric emergency departments.

Once qualified as a Children and Young People’s nurse, your qualification can take you anywhere in the world. You can work in general paediatrics to consolidate your knowledge. You can work in specialised areas such Neonates, Paediatric Emergency Departments or a children’s hospital. You may wish to work in Health Visiting, School Nursing or Children’s Community services.

**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**

- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).

- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.

- We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**

- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

**The Northampton Employment Promise**

- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.

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Modules

**STAGE 1:**

• The Development of Personal and Professional Self (compulsory)

• Practice Development 1 (compulsory)

• Nursing Practice 1 (compulsory)

• The Developing Child and Young Person in Health Care (compulsory)

• Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (compulsory)

**STAGE 2:**

• Applied Research in Public Health (compulsory)

• Practice Development 2 (compulsory)

• Nursing Practice 2 (compulsory)

• Childhood Mental Wellbeing (compulsory)

• Recognising and Managing Acute Childhood Illness (compulsory)

**STAGE 3:**

• Complex Child Health Care (compulsory)

• Dissertation Practice Focused Project (compulsory)

• Practice Development 3 (compulsory)

• Nursing Practice 3 (compulsory)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

Throughout your three years you will undertake written assignments varying in length and level on a variety of topics culminating with your dissertation in your final year.

In your first child specific module you will have two assessments, the first is a case study looking at Biological, Psychological and Sociological elements of the child and family. The second assessment is a care plan where you will demonstrate the ability to identify needs, plan care and evaluate its effects. There are several different types of exams, including multiple choice, written exams and Observed Structure Clinical Exam (OSCE).

In your second year Child Nursing module, Recognition and Management of the Acutely Sick Child, you will have two exams. The first is a short answer paper where you apply your knowledge on recognising and managing acute illness. The second is OSCE where you will undertake clinical scenarios. In addition you will study the Childhood Mental Wellbeing module which explores the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. This module has two elements of assessment, one being a report analysing an interaction from practice and the second is an essay exploring an individual case study through evidence-based learning.

In your third year you will complete a child based module, Critical and complex needs, which will review the bio-psychosocial needs of the patient and their families when experiencing a range of health challenges. This module also has a theme of leadership and management; this allows you to transition from student nurse to staff nurse.

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Faculty of Health and Society

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.

76%
med
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

71%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£21,909
low
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

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
1%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£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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