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University of West London

Nursing (Children's Nursing)

UCAS Code: B730

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112-120
16%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Children's nursing

Studying with us, we will give you the opportunity to embark on an exciting career as a Childrens nurse. It will involve caring for all age groups, including sick newborns, children and adolescents (up to 18 years old). You will care for children and young people with: acute illness long-term conditions life-limiting conditions and at the end of their life learning disabilities mental health needsCrucially you will provide care and support not only to the child/young person, but also their parents and carers, working together in partnership.As a student studying children's nursing you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Nursing and become registered as a Children's Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.You will learn how to observe children and young people and assess their needs. You will develop the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver the most appropriate care for them, in partnership with their parents and carers and evaluate the results, in both hospital and out of hospital settings. Children are not just small adults, they have very specific health needs. You will learn how a healthy child develops towards adulthood and how to minimise the impact of illness. Youll also learn how to identify a child who is becoming unwell, which can often happen rapidly.Importantly, you'll learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with children and young people and build relationships with their parents and families, to provide a positive care experience. Your aim will be to deliver high quality care, underpinned by current research findings.You'll need to take lots of factors into account and juggle many priorities to get the best possible outcomes. This will include working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, for example with doctors, hospital play staff, psychologists, physiotherapists and social workers. This exciting course will also allow you to develop a broad range of skills including, teaching, leadership and management. Finally, you will reflect the values of the NHS Constitution and the 6 Cs: - Care - Compassion - Competence - Communication - Courage - Commitment.Reasons to choose University of West London: You will benefit from a fantastic range of high-tech, innovative teaching resources, making your learning fun and engaging. Our teaching staff are highly committed, passionate, subject specialists, with clinical currency, who will be there to support you during your course. All our students have a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your academic life. You'll also have access to the University's mentoring service. You will be given regular, personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice, helping you to succeed. We have achieved the highest external ratings for the quality of our pre-registration Nursing courses and have been shortlisted for 3 awards at the Student Nursing Times Awards '16.We have a 98.9% employment rate (Source 2014-15 DLHE), with many graduates gaining employment in local Trusts/healthcare organisations. Following graduation, you may wish to undertake further study to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills, in specialist areas of care delivery.

Tuition fees

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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 locations:

Berkshire Institute for Health

Main site - West London

Department:

College of Nursing, Midwifery and 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.

86%
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.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
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

93%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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
98%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

90%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Caring personal services
2%
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.

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

£32k

£32k

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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