Coventry University - Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons)

This course is designed to equip you with the hands-on clinical and care skills to become a caring practitioner well-prepared to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

  • Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility for registration as a nurse on successful completion of the course (additional costs may apply)
  • Ranked 7th in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • UK students on this course will qualify for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs.
  • Study in the state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building which features hospital wards, operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real-life nursing environments relevant to practice.

Entry Requirements

A levelBBB in academic subjects, a Science is preferred (excludes General Studies)
GCSEMinimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language, Mathematics and Science, or specified equivalents. Evidence of recent study is desirable
BTECDDM in a Health or Applied Science subject, will accept sports courses
IB Diploma30 points with 14 at Higher Level

This course requires an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

During your three years on this course you will undertake six placements (sourced by the university)* in a range of service settings, working with and alongside qualified children and young people’s nurses, and therefore potential local and regional employers.

On graduating successfully from this course, you can apply for registration (subject to additional costs) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which enables you to practise immediately.

The majority of our graduates find employment as qualified nurses in the NHS with a growing emphasis on community settings, in acute hospitals, or within the private and independent healthcare sector. As your career progresses, a number of options may be open to you as a lecturer or specialist practitioner, advanced nurse practitioner, consultant nurse or manager. You could specialise in areas such as community children’s nursing, health visiting, neonatal nursing, paediatric intensive care nursing or move into areas such as management, teaching or clinical research.

Recent graduates have gone on to roles working on paediatric wards, neonatal units, hospice and respite care, children’s emergency departments and community children’s nursing.

Course Details

This course uses a wide variety of approaches to teaching and learning to suit individual learning styles. This includes a series of interactive lectures with associated seminars, skills laboratory activities, simulations and practical placements.* All modules are mandatory so that upon successful completion you will have the knowledge, values and skills required to be able to work within integrated care settings and enhance the delivery of care for children, young people, their families, and careers.

The course focuses on integrated care for children and young people in a variety of settings. You will not only focus on acute/hospital settings, but also on community children’s nursing, supporting children with long-term chronic conditions, health visiting and child and adolescent mental health services.

You will be taught to value the needs of children and their families through their ongoing involvement in the curriculum. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in communication, health assessment, professional practice, evidence-based practice, knowledge of public health and policy, and legal and ethical issues.

Placing equal value on practice and theory, undertaking 800 hours of both per year, you will study a wide range of subjects, including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and research methods. You’ll become immersed in learning about the needs of populations, individuals, related health and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services.

From the outset, you’ll gain hands-on experience under supervision from qualified mentors, spending around 50% of your time on clinical practice placements* in a range of healthcare environments within the NHS in hospitals and community placements, at private hospitals and independent care providers.  We have well-established links with local partner NHS trusts and other healthcare providers, such as private hospitals, hospices, and community settings.

Year One

• The Scientific Foundations of Nursing Practice
• Fundamental Skills for Person- and Family-Centred Practice
• Study Skills for Evidence Based Practice
• The Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice
• Health and Well-being in the Community
• Introduction to the Foundations of Nursing Practice (Placement 1)
• The Foundations of Nursing Practice (Placement 2)

Year Two

• Ethical and Legal Decision-making in the Context of Nursing
• Developing the Management of Care Across the Lifespan (Practice 3)
• Assessing needs and Planning care Across the Lifespan
• Advancing Therapeutic care Delivery within Children and Young People’s Nursing
• Managing Care Across the Lifespan (Practice 4)
• Developing Evidence Informed Decision making in Nursing
• Facilitation and Teaching of Learning in Practice

Final Year

• Integrated Care Provision for Children with Complex Needs
• Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals
• Evidence Based Project - 20 credits
• Contemporary Concepts: Children and Young People’s Nursing
• Co-ordinating Inter-professional Health and Social Care Practice (Placement 5)
• Transition to the Accountable Practitioner
• The Autonomous Practitioner (Practice 6)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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