Children's Nursing 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

The Children’s Nursing programme has at its centre the child and young person and their family The aim of the programme is to develop Children’s nurses who are inquisitive, clinically astute, intelligently adaptable, and able to respond to the current and future needs of children and young people.

Single Honours
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Placement year
3 Years/ 4 years with placement
International elective placement available

UCAS code: B730

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Course Overview

Our Children’s Nursing degree adopts an innovative curriculum model integrating theory and practice elements, which upon successful completion; contribute to admission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Register. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used throughout the programme and self-directed study is encouraged to promote independent learning and the development of lifelong learning skills. The development of clinical skills is an integral part of the programme and is supported in practice placements by qualified mentors and in the excellent clinical skills laboratories by experienced lecturers.

The programme also encompasses and innovative assessment strategy and student support is taken seriously with each student being allocated a personal tutor and having access to a variety of academic and pastoral advice services. Alongside these services a peer mentoring system is employed in order to support you through the Children’s Nursing degree.

What will this mean for my future?

Placements for the Children’s Nursing degree have been developed to reflect the reality of the journey children and young people experience when receiving healthcare. Placements will be undertaken within the acute hospital children’s setting and in a variety of community areas, which may include Children’s centres, schools and with the children’s community teams. All of which will help you prepare for a career within Children’s Nursing.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Knowledge of Professional Nursing Practice - Nursing (Children)

Second year

  • Developing Professional Nursing Practice - Nursing (Children)

Third year

  • Transition to Professional Nursing Practice - Nursing (Children)

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

Year

Compulsory

Optional

Electives

Min

Max

Min

Max

1

120

0

0

0

0

2

120

0

0

0

0

3

120

0

0

0

0

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Knowledge for Professional

Nursing practice

120

   

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Knowledge for Professional Nursing

Practice

120

   

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Transition to Professional Nursing

Practice

120

   

 

For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az