‘Engendering Excellence’ BSc (Hons) Nursing: Child Health
The Qualification BSc (Hons) Nursing: Child Health Register with Nursing and Midwifery Council
Aim: to produce child health nurses Safe, competent, confident practitioner Accountable and AutonomousResearch aware Non-judgemental and anti- discriminatory
Programme Structure 50% Theory:50% Practice 120 credits
Progression of learning YEAR 3: Competence YEAR 2: Developing competence YEAR 1: Foundation skills and knowledge
YEAR 1: Modules - Foundation Skills Taster Week Preparation for Practice and Critical Thinking Practice 1: e.g. Acute Communication Child Health and Primary Child Health Practice 2: e.g. Community Psychosocial Aspects of Child Health Clinical Skills
Practice 1: Acute Acute Care of the Child Clinical Skills Practice Community : e.g. learning disability Complex Needs Medicines for Children Practice Community : e.g. CAMHS Evidence Based Practice Child & Adolescent Mental Health YEAR 2: Modules - Developing Skills
Practice 1a: NICU High Dependency Clinical Skills Practice 1b: ED Management and Leadership Evidence Based Practice Practice 2: e.g. Acute or Community Public Health YEAR 3: Modules - Competence
Placements linked to theory PracticeTheory
Placements You will be asked to identify preferences for placement circuits. You will be expected to travel to different areas to gain the best practice experience.
Student Support Student Placement Development Teams Mentor (Practice) University Support e.g. counselling Personal Tutor (3 years)
Placement Development Teams (PDT) Set up to ensure students have quality support in their practice placements Partnership between HE institutions, and placement providers
Why Us? We value our students as partners We listen to what you have to say We work closely with our practice colleagues We promote student involvement in our research We are authors of key texts We embed sustainability within our programme
Recommended skills Numeracy: Including fractions & Decimals IT: Word processing, e- mail and the use of the internet Literacy: scan reading, academic writing, spelling and grammar Preference to sciences Biology Entry competitive
Your Application – What we look for Totality of the application GCSE: Five GCSE grades C or above, must include English, Maths and a Science A levels: 300 UCAS tariff points (minimum 160 points from two A levels). Preference given to human biology and study within last 5 years. Apply before all qualifications are obtained
Your Application – What we look for Non Standard Academic Qualifications e.g. BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a Science or Health related subject or Access to higher education Applications from those returning to education are welcome For non-postgraduate applications evidence of academic study in the last five years is required We look at GCSE grades
Personal Statement Demonstrate an interest and knowledge of Child Health nursing Evidence of related work experience Demonstrate evidence of good communication skills Ability to care for others and empathy Additional experience to enhance the application e.g. voluntary work Problem solving and use of initiative
Reference Referees must complete the pro forma sent by the university Ability to study/work independently and in groups Willingness to learn and ability to complete the programme A supportive reference
Selections Days Applicant whose qualifications, personal statement and references score highly will be invited to attend a nursing recruitment day. These days consist of: A written assessment An oral communication assessment.
If Offered a Place Commitment to the course Be sure before you start Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check Occupational Health screen
Conditional Offer For non A-level applicants, on receipt of successful attainment of required qualifications, please notify our Admissions Office immediately!
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