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1 ‘Engendering Excellence’ BSc (Hons) Nursing: Child Health

2 The Qualification BSc (Hons) Nursing: Child Health Register with Nursing and Midwifery Council

3 Aim: to produce child health nurses Safe, competent, confident practitioner Accountable and AutonomousResearch aware Non-judgemental and anti- discriminatory

4 Programme Structure 50% Theory:50% Practice 120 credits

5 Progression of learning YEAR 3: Competence YEAR 2: Developing competence YEAR 1: Foundation skills and knowledge

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 Placements linked to theory PracticeTheory

10 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.

11 Placement Circuits Taunton, Yeovil, Exeter Exeter, Taunton, Barnstaple Plymouth, Torbay, Exeter Cornwall, Torbay, Plymouth

12 Student Support Student Placement Development Teams Mentor (Practice) University Support e.g. counselling Personal Tutor (3 years)

13 Placement Development Teams (PDT) Set up to ensure students have quality support in their practice placements Partnership between HE institutions, and placement providers

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 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.

21 If Offered a Place Commitment to the course Be sure before you start Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check Occupational Health screen

22 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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