About the course
Please note that this course has closed applications for 2020 intake.
Children's Nursing is a highly skilled, rewarding and caring profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. You’ll promote health and provide whole-person care in hospitals and the community. However, this pre-registration course will give you the specialist skills needed to help children and young people, as well as educate and support their families. Half the course will be spent at the University, where you’ll learn the theoretical foundations of nursing. The other half will be spent in a variety of clinical settings, developing your hands-on skills. The integration of theory and practice will ensure you become a skilled, competent, compassionate and committed children’s nurse.
Registered nurses are key in leading and co-ordinating care in a wide array of health and social care arenas that includes the NHS and the Private, Voluntary and Independent sectors.
A career as a Nurse means working with a variety of service users, families and carers, and with a range of health and care professionals and other agencies, to give care, advice and support to sick, injured or disabled people.
This programme enables apprentices to develop a set of core skills and knowledge, with specialisms in children’s nursing.
This programme is mapped to the Registered Nurse apprenticeship standard.
Why choose this course?
- Children's nursing is a highly skilled, rewarding and caring profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.
- Gain a well rounded understanding of all factions of the nursing profession, whilst being able to specialise in your chosen field and develop your critical, analytical and reflective skills.
- Graduates of this programme will be entitled to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the field of their chosen specialism - Child Nursing.
- Those who have successfully completed a Level 5 qualification in nursing (or a related subject), are eligible to undertake a two year top up version of this Level 6 qualification, through Accredited Prior Learning (APL).
Entitlement to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the field of your chosen specialism - Child Nursing.
Following successful completion of the programme, apprentices will be entitled to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the field of Nursing in which they have specialised.
Areas in which apprentices can be employed include:
- acute services within the NHS
- a range of community settings including general or specialised community nursing
- acute care or Hospice Care
What job can I get?
This course entitles you to apply for registration as a children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. It opens up a wide range of career options, typically within hospitals or community-based services which can take you in many different directions. For example, you may choose to work in a specialist area such as a neonatal unit or children’s accident and emergency department, or you may prefer to consider community-based settings such as hospice care or community children’s nursing.
100% of our Child Nursing graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
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