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Nursing with Registration (Child Nursing) BSc (Hons)

The Nursing with Registration (Child Nursing) degree prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in specialist nursing care for children and young people, who have a range of acute, chronic and complex healthcare needs. During the course you combine theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of settings working within the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors. 

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Overview

Watch: Donna Edwards, Senior Lecturer of Nursing with Registration talks about the benefits of studying Nursing with Registration at DMU.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council introduced new national educational standards for nursing in 2018. As such, we intend to commence a new curriculum in September 2020, based on these standards. This is subject to the ratification of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This page will be updated as the new curriculum is confirmed.

Children’s nurses play a key role in primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting children and their families and responding to the varied healthcare needs within communities.

As a children’s nurse you will be a skilled communicator with an open mind to the ways in which people relate to their children. You need to be committed and dedicated with the willingness to give time to others with care and compassion.

Key features

  • 100% of our summer 2017 Nursing graduates are in work or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17) compared to a sector average of 94.6%.
  • Eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 
    upon graduation, enabling employment in a wide variety of clinical areas
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for registration, and registered nurses can start on a salary of more than £24,000 (NHS pay scales 2019/20). 
  • Study in our purpose-built facilities which comprise clinical skills suites, a moving and handling area, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room and a sensory room – allowing you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment.
  • Our strong links and integrated work placements with local health and social care providers allow you to experience real-world situations.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Our students have taken part in healthcare programmes in Peru, improved the health of communities in India and examined the social and health inequalities faced by specific populations in the US.
  • We have more than 50 years of teaching experience, enabling us to deliver high-quality professional education to our diverse studentship.
  • The course will be accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with NMC validation taking place in May 2020. Therefore the content and details of the course are subject to change.

From August 2020, all nursing, midwifery and many allied health professional degree students will receive at least £5,00 a year with up to £3,000 further funding available. Find out more here.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: B702

Duration: Three years full-time (41 week year). 

Start dates: September 2020 (20/21 entry)

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Additional costs: You may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from project/placement locations and the purchase of appropriate footwear for clinical practice environments.

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Key facts for international students

This programme is not currently available to international students

Entry criteria

GCSEs

Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

Passes in Functional Skills and Key Skills qualifications at level 2 in maths and english can be accepted as equivalents.

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • 120 UCAS points from a minimum of two A levels including at least two subjects at a grade C or above (excluding General Studies, key skills and music exams)

BTEC

  • BTEC National Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Distinction/Merit

    BTEC Extended Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Distinction/Merit

International Baccalaureate

  • 28+ points

Access course 

  • Pass in the QAA Science or Health Professions or Nursing and Midwifery Access to HE with a minimum of 80 UCAS points with 15 credits at distinction.

  • GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or Functional Skills level 2 qualifications in English or Maths are required.

  • The Access course must have a minimum of 12 science credits (biology, chemistry or physics). If not, applicants must also have a GCSE Science grade C/4 or above to meet the requirements.

Interview: Yes

Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision-making regarding an applicant’s application.

The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by the content of their personal statement and interview for the core values of the NHS constitution.

Work experience: Yes

Applicants are required to demonstrate relevant work experience. This would normally include experience from formal or informal employment, school or college work placements, voluntary work and other relevant life experiences.

Occupational Health check: Yes

All applicants must complete a satisfactory health screening.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check: Yes

You submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 overall when you start the course is essential, with a 7.0 in all componenets except writing which should be at least 6.5. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2019 will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Expertise and accreditation

 

 

First Year

  • Practice Experience 1
  • Transition into Higher Education
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Foundations of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Influences on Wellbeing
  • Foundations of Field of Practice

Second Year

  • Practice Experience 2
  • Evidence Based Practice and Research
  • Patient Journey - Primary Care
  • Patient Journey - Acute Care
  • Patient Journey - Community Care

Third Year

  • Practice Experience 3
  • Independent Critical Inquiry
  • Leadership and Service Improvement
  • Managing Complexities in Nursing Practice
  • Consolidating Care and Professional Practice

Learning is supported by a strong system of personal tutors, teaching teams, academic assessors, practice work placements and enthusiastic practice supervisors and assessors. Teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Tutorials
  • Simulation activities
  • Enquiry-based problem solving
  • Independent e-learning
  • Peer learning sets

You will complete blocks of clinical placements 40 hours per week and blocks comprised of theory and independent learning hours up to an equivalent of 37.5 hours each week.

Students in practice placements are allocated an academic assessor, practice supervisors and practice assessors to help develop and support learning in the practice context.

Inter-professional (IP) learning allows you to mix with other students and professionals, and understand wider issues and debates in the sector.

Assessments

A variety of approaches are used to assess theory and practice.

Practice is assessed through the completion of your practice documentation which reflects the standards required by the NMC (2018) for Future Nurse Proficiencies.

Theory is assessed through written assignments including as essays, reports, critical incident analysis, examinations, workbooks, presentations and your dissertation.

Teaching contact hours

Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the modules you are studying. However, typically you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching per week. 

Many of our nursing lecturers are registered nurses and qualified teachers and many are also research active. Further subject and research expertise is provided by our VC2020 lecturers. A number of our lecturers have doctoral level qualifications and many staff are currently undertaking academic and professional doctorates.

Accreditation

This programme will be accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and has been developed to reflect the requirements of the NMC (2018) Future Nurse proficiencies standards of Nursing Education.

The nursing team have an excellent reputation and good links with the local NHS trust and other potential employers, which is beneficial when you are applying for jobs.

Facilities and features

Hawthorn Building

Substantial investment in Health and Life Sciences has developed our teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.

The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.

Library and learning zones

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers a range of print and online resources to support your studies. Many resources and services can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone. We also have space across campus for group or individual work and study, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available

More flexible ways to learn

Our Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been recognised as leading the university sector. It builds upon our pledge to offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students.

UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures.

This means students can revise taught material in the way which suits them best, whether it is replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to complete a number of placements, which offer invaluable professional experience. Placements are typically provided across the East Midlands, in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and sometimes in surrounding counties. Students must therefore be prepared to travel to access placement opportunities which are an essential component of the programme.

In your placement, you will work alongside practice supervisors and practice assessors to learn the practical application of nursing relevant to your chosen field. Placements are typically based in a variety of acute and community health environments and social care settings, including caring for individuals in their own homes. This includes a range of different shift patterns across a 24-hour cycle.

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Graduate Careers

Due to the uncertainty faced by all higher educational institutes in the UK in regards to the current Brexit situation, DMU cannot guarantee that the qualifications obtained at DMU will be valid in Europe. It is the student’s responsibility to make sufficient enquiries with the country you intend to or envisage to work in and further to remain up to date with the regulation changes taking place within that country.

Once qualified, our postgraduate study opportunities further enhance your knowledge and skills; including master's degrees, Learning Beyond Registration modules, professional Doctorates and the Physician Associate Studies MSc.

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DMU global

DMU global is our innovative international experience programme, which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. Through DMU global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Students on this course have recently undertaken DMU global trips to places such as Peru, where they took part in healthcare programmes, as well as India, where they helped to improve the health of communities living there. Another trip gave students the opportunity to examine the social and health inequalities faced in America. 

 

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