Children and Young People’s Nursing BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September and April

Overview Updated 14/08/2019

BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing programme is now closed for September 2019 and April 2020 start. Please apply for September 2020 start once the UCAS opens for applicants for the next academic year.

Our three-year Children and Young People’s Nursing course shapes your caring and compassionate attributes to provide excellent evident based knowledge to nurse children and young people from birth to adolescence.

Our programme is structured to provide you with a strong foundation in Children and Young People’s Nursing and equips you with effective practical skills with a blended approach to learning. You are supported throughout the course by a dynamic, highly skilled team of tutors and practitioners within practice and beyond.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • Exciting opportunities for European and International placements.
  • Access to a wide variety of unique local and national placements.
  • Training within our new clinical skills unit with immersive hyper-real simulation equipment.
  • Mental Health First Aid delivered within this programme.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information about the course please contact Bally Sandhu, Lecturer in Children and Young People’s Nursing, Bally.Sandhu@northampton.ac.uk

From September 2019 we are offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum is innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support is always available. The curriculum also offers placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond, including Europe and International possibilities.

Course Details

We put children and their families first.

We offer extra student support throughout your studies and during practice, meaning you are a supported by a Nursing Academic during your placement.

Our University is part of a well-established, professional European network for Nursing and Midwifery. The Florence Network offers opportunities for future health careers and development to staff, academics and students.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Once qualified as a Children’s nurse your qualification can take you anywhere in the world.

You can work in general paediatrics to consolidate your knowledge. You can work in specialised areas such Neonates, Paediatric Emergency Departments or a children’s hospital.

You may wish to work in Health, School Nursing or Children’s Community services.

For further information visit the NHS careers website.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a 7.0 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be 18 by upon commencement of the course and all applicants must have 10 years of consecutive education.

One of the following routes:

  • BCC at A Level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
  • A BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
  • A kite marked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above,
  • Successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree, along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
  • A Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
  • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above.

Other qualifications may be considered. Contact the Admissions Department to discuss these on an individual basis.

English Language, Science and Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above are essential and must be achieved prior to commencement of the course. Recent academic study completed within the last five years is also required.

All offers of a place on the course are subject to:

  • Successful Occupational Health Screening
  • Clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Course Content

The curriculum’s modular basis enables you to develop both intellectually and professionally. You will be introduced to the foundations of nursing.

  • Discovering My Identity as a Nurse (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1027
    Core Module Y
  • Professionalism and Public Protection in Nursing (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1028
    Core Module Y
  • Exploring the Evidence Base for Nursing (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1029
    Core Module Y
  • Developing Competence in Safe, Effective Administration and Optimization of Medicines (0 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1030
    Core Module Y
  • Guided Participation in Nursing Care (60 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1031P
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online space for students. NILE contains documents and course handbooks, and can also be used as a forum for online assessment and submission of assignments. You can access NILE from any computer with an internet connection.
  • Pepplepad is your online portfolio which assesses your nursing skills and knowledge in the practice setting.
  • The library is open 24 hours from Monday to Thursday and for reduced hours from Friday to Sunday, these changes depend upon the term.

Special course features

Our students benefit from a whole variety of bespoke placements from hospices, secure units, schools, sexual health clinics and beyond, within the community and hospital. We work collaboratively with our colleagues in large childrens hospitals to allow you unique access to specialties you may not see locally.

As a team, we are serious about ‘no health without mental health’ so have implemented a dedicated Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programme to support you in managing young peoples’ mental health and emotional wellbeing, providing a holistic approach to nursing.

Within our new University campus is a purpose built clinical ward where you can learn and develop your skills through practice-based, hands-on training. Through multiple methods of teaching you will experience skills training that offers the most hyper realistic manikins available which will challenge your notion of simulated realism. Added to this is our new Virtual Reality Training system (the first to be used in undergraduate Nursing) and the latest in advanced technology for simulation.

Choose to study with us and you will have the perfect combination of our experience, bespoke placements and the latest technology to prepare for this chosen career.

Student Stories

“I have felt so supported throughout my degree by the lecturers on this course. The variety of placements that I have experienced have also been fantastic! I have grown in confidence in my nursing skills and knowledge through this broad range of experience and support.” Pippa, 3rd Year  Childrens Nursing student.

Student Stories

“The virtual reality kits are an amazing learning method! You really do become immersed in this, allowing you to get used to sights and sounds of a real ward and caring for a child” Hafsa, 3rd Year  Childrens Nursing student.

Student Stories

“I can’t thank UON enough for giving me the opportunity to participate in the European exchange module. During my time in Switzerland I was able to build on my communication skills and observe first-hand how care is delivered in another country.” Ashleigh, 2nd Year  Childrens Nursing student.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Additional Costs

  • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associated with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
  • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
  • black leather shoes, black socks.

Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses in relation to your practice learning opportunities is available from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Full Time: £9,250

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £15,500

Additional Costs

  • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associated with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
  • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
  • black leather shoes, black socks.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Full Time: £15,000

Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 14/08/2019

  • BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing programme is now closed for September 2019 and April 2020 start. Please apply for September 2020 start once the UCAS opens for applicants for the next academic year.

    Our three-year Children and Young People’s Nursing course shapes your caring and compassionate attributes to provide excellent evident based knowledge to nurse children and young people from birth to adolescence.

    Our programme is structured to provide you with a strong foundation in Children and Young People’s Nursing and equips you with effective practical skills with a blended approach to learning. You are supported throughout the course by a dynamic, highly skilled team of tutors and practitioners within practice and beyond.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Exciting opportunities for European and International placements.
    • Access to a wide variety of unique local and national placements.
    • Training within our new clinical skills unit with immersive hyper-real simulation equipment.
    • Mental Health First Aid delivered within this programme.
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • We put children and their families first.

    We offer extra student support throughout your studies and during practice, meaning you are a supported by a Nursing Academic during your placement.

    Our University is part of a well-established, professional European network for Nursing and Midwifery. The Florence Network offers opportunities for future health careers and development to staff, academics and students.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information about the course please contact Bally Sandhu, Lecturer in Children and Young People’s Nursing, Bally.Sandhu@northampton.ac.uk

    From September 2019 we are offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum is innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support is always available. The curriculum also offers placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond, including Europe and International possibilities.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Once qualified as a Children’s nurse your qualification can take you anywhere in the world.

      You can work in general paediatrics to consolidate your knowledge. You can work in specialised areas such Neonates, Paediatric Emergency Departments or a children’s hospital.

      You may wish to work in Health, School Nursing or Children’s Community services.

      For further information visit the NHS careers website.

  • All applicants must be 18 by upon commencement of the course and all applicants must have 10 years of consecutive education.

    One of the following routes:

    • BCC at A Level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
    • A BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
    • A kite marked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above,
    • Successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree, along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
    • A Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English Language and Science
    • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above.

    Other qualifications may be considered. Contact the Admissions Department to discuss these on an individual basis.

    English Language, Science and Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above are essential and must be achieved prior to commencement of the course. Recent academic study completed within the last five years is also required.

    All offers of a place on the course are subject to:

    • Successful Occupational Health Screening
    • Clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a 7.0 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • The curriculum’s modular basis enables you to develop both intellectually and professionally. You will be introduced to the foundations of nursing.

    • Discovering My Identity as a Nurse (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1027
      Core Module Y
    • Professionalism and Public Protection in Nursing (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1028
      Core Module Y
    • Exploring the Evidence Base for Nursing (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1029
      Core Module Y
    • Developing Competence in Safe, Effective Administration and Optimization of Medicines (0 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1030
      Core Module Y
    • Guided Participation in Nursing Care (60 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1031P
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online space for students. NILE contains documents and course handbooks, and can also be used as a forum for online assessment and submission of assignments. You can access NILE from any computer with an internet connection.
    • Pepplepad is your online portfolio which assesses your nursing skills and knowledge in the practice setting.
    • The library is open 24 hours from Monday to Thursday and for reduced hours from Friday to Sunday, these changes depend upon the term.

    Special course features

    Our students benefit from a whole variety of bespoke placements from hospices, secure units, schools, sexual health clinics and beyond, within the community and hospital. We work collaboratively with our colleagues in large childrens hospitals to allow you unique access to specialties you may not see locally.

    As a team, we are serious about ‘no health without mental health’ so have implemented a dedicated Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programme to support you in managing young peoples’ mental health and emotional wellbeing, providing a holistic approach to nursing.

    Within our new University campus is a purpose built clinical ward where you can learn and develop your skills through practice-based, hands-on training. Through multiple methods of teaching you will experience skills training that offers the most hyper realistic manikins available which will challenge your notion of simulated realism. Added to this is our new Virtual Reality Training system (the first to be used in undergraduate Nursing) and the latest in advanced technology for simulation.

    Choose to study with us and you will have the perfect combination of our experience, bespoke placements and the latest technology to prepare for this chosen career.

    • “I have felt so supported throughout my degree by the lecturers on this course. The variety of placements that I have experienced have also been fantastic! I have grown in confidence in my nursing skills and knowledge through this broad range of experience and support.” Pippa, 3rd Year  Childrens Nursing student.

    • “The virtual reality kits are an amazing learning method! You really do become immersed in this, allowing you to get used to sights and sounds of a real ward and caring for a child” Hafsa, 3rd Year  Childrens Nursing student.

    • “I can’t thank UON enough for giving me the opportunity to participate in the European exchange module. During my time in Switzerland I was able to build on my communication skills and observe first-hand how care is delivered in another country.” Ashleigh, 2nd Year  Childrens Nursing student.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Additional Costs

    • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associated with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
    • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
    • black leather shoes, black socks.

    Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses in relation to your practice learning opportunities is available from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Full Time: £9,250

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £15,500

    Additional Costs

    • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associated with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
    • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
    • black leather shoes, black socks.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Full Time: £15,000

    Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour