Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and underpinned by the NMC 2018 Standards for Pre-Registration Programmes, the degree has been designed by the programme team with practice and service users partners.
During your studies, you learn how to respond to the holistic health care needs of children, young people and their families and/or carers. We also encourage collaboration with other professionals from health, social care and education to deliver an excellent standard of care.
From the beginning, we prioritise your employability alongside your education. To make you a ‘career-ready’ graduate, you receive guidance throughout your studies from our teaching staff and clinical practice placements.
Tutors come to the course with substantial professional experience and personal tutors are registered with the NMC as Children Nurses and Adult Nurses. The whole team possess recorded teacher qualifications.
Your clinical placement makes up half of your degree, the other half consists of attending theory at the University.
To help you prepare for clinical placements, we use a variety of learning and teaching methods and technology. With support from a practice supervisor and practice assessor and in some cases a practice education facilitator, your placement could include:
- Children’s Ward
- Day Surgery Ward
- Neonatal Unit
- Emergency Department
- Children’s Hospice
- Children’s Community Nursing Team
- School Nurse
- Health Visitor
- Special Educational Schools
- Children’s Mental Health Community
Expect to work 37½ hours a week, working on long days including early, late and night shifts, and on weekends, depending on your role. Although demanding, it is an indispensable experience.
As an elective, you could also get experience elsewhere in the UK and possibly overseas.
We do our best to maintain excellent standards; we expect our students to comply with University policy and NMC Health and Character as a Student.
We embed the NHS Constitution Values into everything we do; defining the behaviours and expectations of our staff and students.