Child Nursing BSc (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 15/11/2018

Our three-year Childrens 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 Childrens 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.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information about the course please contact Bally Sandhu, Senior Lecturer in Child Nursing, bally.sandhu@northampton.ac.uk

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

Course Details

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

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

One of the following routes:

  • BCC at A Level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
  • A BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English 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 and Science
  • A Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English 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, 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.

  • The Development of Personal and Professional Self (30 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1025
    Core Module Y
  • Practice Development 1 (10 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1016
    Core Module Y
  • Nursing Practice 1 (50 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1017P
    Core Module Y
  • The Developing Child and Young Person in Health Care (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1021
    Core Module Y
  • Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (10 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1026
    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 Midwifery 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

Extra costs may be incurred by placement work depending on where you are based.

Student nurses may be eligible claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if the costs exceed their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

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

Extra costs may be incurred by placement work depending on where you are based.

Student nurses may be eligible claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if the costs exceed their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

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 £1,500.  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 15/11/2018

  • Our three-year Childrens 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 Childrens 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.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

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

    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, Senior Lecturer in Child Nursing, bally.sandhu@northampton.ac.uk

    From September 2019 we will be offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum will be innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support is always available. The curriculum will also offer 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.

  • One of the following routes:

    • BCC at A Level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
    • A BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English 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 and Science
    • A Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English 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, 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.

    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.

    • The Development of Personal and Professional Self (30 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1025
      Core Module Y
    • Practice Development 1 (10 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1016
      Core Module Y
    • Nursing Practice 1 (50 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1017P
      Core Module Y
    • The Developing Child and Young Person in Health Care (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1021
      Core Module Y
    • Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (10 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1026
      Core Module Y
    • “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 Midwifery 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

    Extra costs may be incurred by placement work depending on where you are based.

    Student nurses may be eligible claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if the costs exceed their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

    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

    Extra costs may be incurred by placement work depending on where you are based.

    Student nurses may be eligible claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if the costs exceed their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. These travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

    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 £1,500.  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