University of Huddersfield - Nursing Pre-Registration Child MSc

University of Huddersfield

Nursing Pre-Registration Child MSc

This course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree to undertake a two-year full-time Master's course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course helps you to develop the skills required, to become a confident, competent, caring, and compassionate child nurse in a rapidly changing health and social care environment. This includes developing the vital skills required to care for children, young people, and their families whatever their circumstances, including those with acute illness, long-term conditions, or those who need help to maintain their health.

  • The course will assist you to develop both practical and theoretical skills, to achieve your full potential as a child nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards. These include professional values, communication, and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision-making, and leadership, management, and team working. The course also teaches you how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from all fields of nursing including adult, learning disability, and mental health.
  • This challenging and intensive course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice, where you will undertake placements in a range of settings. The course consists of three stages, each comprising several compulsory modules, where you will have the opportunity to study alongside students from other fields of nursing.
  • You will be taught by Lecturers who are committed and passionate, as well as supervisors and assessors who are research active and have extensive and varied experience in child nursing.
  • Teaching takes place in innovative and contemporary teaching and learning environments, including a fully equipped simulated children’s ward, in which you will learn in a safe environment.
  • Student support will be given from personal tutors and year leaders, as well as academic learning support and experienced practice supervisors and assessors.

If you are passionate about children and young people and have the patience, good humor, and people skills to care for children, young people, and their families, then this course may be ideal for you.

Entry Requirements

You must have the following:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) and work experience relevant to the programme to be followed. Applicants with an Honours degree and considerable relevant experience may also be considered if they can demonstrate their ability to study at Masters level.
  • Completed 12 years of general education.
  • GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent.
  • IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Career Prospects

Nothing can really replicate working in the real-world, that’s why the course comprises of 50% practice, which is essential in your development. During the course you will undertake a number of compulsory practice learning experiences in a range of healthcare environments all related to child nursing. These may include NHS Trusts, children’s hospices, schools and community settings. You will undertake 622.5 hours in stage 1, 647.5 hours in stage 2 and 722.5 hours in stage 3.

Throughout the practical experiences you will be supported, supervised and assessed by a qualified child nurse or other suitably qualified professional who will provide expert help and advice if required.

To allow you the broadest professional experience possible, practice experiences are generally offered across West Yorkshire and beyond, covering 24 hour care including evening, weekend and occasional night shifts.

Course Details

Year 1

Becoming a professional - Child Nursing
Developing critical knowledge and skills in Child Nursing
Developing research knowledge and evidence for Child Nursing practice
Introduction to Child Nursing
Nursing Practice 1
Understanding knowledge and evidence for nursing

Year 2

Developing as a professional
Nursing Practice 2
Being a professional
Enhancing knowledge and skills in Child Nursing
Nursing Practice 3
Using evidence and research to enhance Child Nursing practice

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