Our Children’s Nursing BSc (Hons) course expertly supports you in gaining the knowledge and skills to deliver professional and compassionate Family Centred Care.
The University is commissioned to deliver one of the UK’s largest cohorts of nurses every year, so you’ll benefit from studying at one of the country’s biggest nursing schools and being part of a community of student nurses in a diverse and vibrant city. Successful completion of the course will make you eligible to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS COURSE?
The BSc (Hons) Nursing course aims to develop graduates into skilled, knowledgeable, and emotionally intelligent nurses capable of leading and coordinating compassionate, evidence-based, person- and family-centered care. The university-based elements of the first two years of the course are integrated, with all fields of nursing working together. The final year focuses on child nursing theory.
Students will study five modules each year, with a year-long practice module in year one to develop confidence and competence in practice. In the first year, students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge, including evidence-based care, professional values, self-leadership, and the role of the registered nurse. In the second year, students will explore evidence-based complex care, incorporating research, skills, team leadership, and principles of coordinating care.
In the third year, students will continue building on their previous learning and develop proficiency in child nursing. They will also develop research-informed critical thinking, coordinate care, supervise other health professionals, and gain confidence in medication safe management.
Students will have access to personal tuition throughout the course, enriching their learning experiences and enabling reflection on their practice and individual field identity. Practice placements will be specific to their field, child nursing, throughout the three years. To become a more rounded nurse, students will have opportunities to learn across the four fields of nursing, including adult, child, learning disabilities, and mental health.
The BSc (Hons) Nursing course is designed to comply with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards (2018), allowing students to apply and be entered into the NMC register in one of the four fields of nursing.