Nursing with Registered Nurse Child (September 2017) BSc (Hons)

About the course

The Child Nursing Pre-Registration course will enable you to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours to be a children’s nurse and meet the demands of the role in a continuously changing healthcare system. You will also be prepared for the multi-faceted role required by children and families now and in future years.

You will be taught in the classroom with group and self-directed learning which will provide the fundamental knowledge and understanding required to care for children and young people.

Through classroom debate you will be prepared for the role of advocate by understanding and applying the strategies by which the voices of children and families are heard and acted on.

Students will learn and develop safe and effective nursing care that meets the holistic needs of children and families, both through simulation and in a variety of practice settings. They will be able to adapt learned skills to the individual situation, keeping the child and family at the centre of their nursing practice.

Once you graduate you will be ready to take up a role as a children’s nurse, recognising the value of inter-professional working, using skills of leadership and teamwork alongside excellent nursing principles to influence contemporary and future practice.

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course Level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - B730
  • Campus Location - Bedford Campus
  • Start Dates - Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full-time

Why choose this course?

This course enables you to learn in a variety of ways in academic, simulated and actual practice settings. You will be assessed using a number of different assessment methods to give you the opportunity to meet your full potential. You will have the chance to experience a diverse range of practice settings and will receive academic credit for successful achievement of practice assessment.

 

You will develop a proposal for a Service Improvement Project that will equip you with the skills to make a real change to the quality of service provision in practice following completion of the course.

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What will I learn?

Units

  • Academic Skills For Nursing (NUR017-1) Compulsory
  • Essential Nursing Skills And Practice (September 2017) (NUR016-1) Compulsory
  • Health And Well-Being (September 2017) (NUR015-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Professional Practice (NUR018-1) Compulsory
  • The Scope Of Children And Young People'S Nursing (September 2017) (NCH002-1) Compulsory
  • Health For Communities And People Across The Lifespan (September 2017) (NUR026-2) Compulsory
  • Leadership, Management And Team Working For Professional Practice (September 2017) (NUR023-2) Compulsory
  • Recognition And Management Of The Acutely Ill Child And Young Person (September 2017) (NCH018-2) Compulsory
  • Understanding The Child And Family (September 2017) (NCH019-2) Compulsory
  • Integrated Nursing Care Within Child And Family Services (September 2017) (NCH011-3) Compulsory
  • Problem Solving And Decision Making In Children'S And Young People'S Nursing (September 2017) (NCH012-3) Compulsory
  • Quality And Safety In Health Care Practice (September 2017) (NUR003-3) Compulsory
  • Transition To Registered Practice In Children'S And Young People'S Nursing (NCH013-3) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

The nursing team recognise the importance of assessment for student learning and have carefully considered University guidance. The courses assessment scheme aims to align with the learning outcomes and to provide a variety of assessments which consider different learning styles and give opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with application to practice, as well as developing their academic skills.

 

A wide range of assessment methods are used to ensure that the breadth of knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes are assessed appropriately. In addition, a range of assessment methods ensures that the students who may be more or less skilled at a particular type of assessment are given a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their abilities. The assessment process includes appropriate and constructive feedback on all coursework performance.

The assessment strategy aims to:

  • Encourage deep learning
  • Assess the learning outcomes identified in the UIFs
  • Assess and encourage the development of employability skills
  • Differentiate between the requirements of levels 4, 5 and 6
  • Use appropriately reliable and valid methods
  • Incorporate transparent marking criteria for the various types of assessment using current best practice
  • Be challenging and meaningful.

Entry requirements

UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. The grades you can achieve in your level 3 qualifications has not changed – only the tariff point attached to that particular grade has changed.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016) including English language or English literature and mathematics (or equivalent), plus one of the following:

112 points with at least 96 points from 3 A levels or BTEC level 3 QCF qualifications and other qualifications in the UCAS tariff. AS levels and General Studies A level do not count towards this score. Access to HE Diploma - a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course: 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 12 credits should be graded at distinction level and at least 12 credits at merit. Diploma in Higher Education or BSc degree IELTS Grade 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each area where English is a second language. Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Advanced Highers or International Baccalaureate

NVQ Level 3 is not accepted for any of our professional healthcare courses.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

You will be actively encouraged to participate in the development of your career management and will take the lead on accessing the Careers and Employment Service. You will undertake a self-assessment to identify your strengths, interests and development needs in relation to external criteria, e.g. the requirements of an employer. You will be introduced to the concept of the Knowledge and Skills Framework in your practice assessments.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more

 

Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The BSc Nursing with Registered Nurse (Child) and BSc Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) are not open to International applicants.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra costs for this course

For this course you need to have appropriate clothing and equipment.

  • Appropriate shoes for clinical placement (£20-£60)
  • Stethoscope/Pinard stethoscope (£5-£100)
  • Fob watch (£5-£20)
  • Smart clothes for community placement (£50-£100)

DBS - 2018 entry: You will need to pay £44 for the initial Disclosure and Barring Service check plus an annual update charge of £13.

Occupational Health Clearance: You may need to pay for some additional services and vaccinations if not available through your GP.

Study materials

  • Stationery (printer ink, paper, pens, USB sticks, files etc (£30-£50)
  • Books (£50-£200)

Travel costs

You need to ensure that you budget for travelling from your home to the University; between academic sites and to and from placements.

The base for your studies is in Bedford but you are required to attend a range of placements in hospitals or community settings. You will be working across a range of shift patterns covering the full 24 hour period.

If you drive, you need to pay for parking, in public car parks and NHS site car parks.

*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.

Facilities

Physical Education and Sports Science Centre

Sports Hall

The sports hall is an integral space in the School of Sport Science and Physical Activity, complementing discipline leading Sport and Exercise Science and modern biological analysis laboratories, all co-located on the Bedford campus.

The sports hall is a major teaching facility for the University's Sport and Physical Education degree courses which have trained physical educators in the UK for over a century.

Together with its associated facilities it provides our trainee teachers and coaches with a superb environment in which to coach and teach pupils from local primary schools who are also benefiting from this new facility.

The sports hall is proud to host all Bedfordshire Bulls students' sports matches as well as national standard sporting events including British University College Sports championships – one of the few indoor sporting venues in the county to host prestigious tournaments all year round.

The facility also plays host to a number of University promoted Get into Sport activities which are open to all University students and staff.

Specialist labs

Our specialist labs give students a fantastic environment to develop their research skills and expertise, where a student can explore the biology of an elite athlete who could be performing simultaneously within the sports hall.

Few Sport Science courses in the country offer students such unique discipline leading research experience and skills, alongside intimate access to world leading researchers within their field. Students are regularly offered the opportunity to be involved within discipline defining Sport, Health and Exercise Science research

Our state-of-the-art laboratories are purpose built for research and teaching in the fields of exercise and nutrition science. This includes specialised equipment and facilities for assessing human health risk and delivering exercise and diet interventions for health promotion.

This includes:

  • Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for assessing bone density and body fat content
  • BodPod and underwater weighing tank for body composition assessment
  • Environmental chamber that controls temperature, humidity, and oxygen levels in the air
  • Wet lab for assessing metabolic and hormone markers in blood

Our £8m Physical Education and Sport Science Centre was used to train athletes in the 2012 Olympics.

Theatre and dance studio facilities

  • 280 seat theatre
  • 80 studio theatre
  • Four fully-sprung dance studios
  • Dance studios equipped with ballet bars, mirrors, audio playback, internet and projection
  • Large dressing rooms with en suite showers
  • A scenery workshop reserved solely for student productions
  • Large 6m by 12m white Cyclorama screen for projection and lighting
  • State of the art HD projectors
  • Full backstage comms system with audio and video relay
  • Extensive lantern stock including Led fixtures, strobes and moving lights
  • State-of-the-art, industry-standard lighting and sound consoles
  • Built in media desk and roll-down screen

Gateway Building

Opened in January 2015 the Gateway is an impressive building featuring high-quality teaching spaces, informal learning spaces, and lecture theatres (including a Harvard style lecture theatre); as well as a new student services centre.

 

Campus Centre

Campus Centre featuring a 280-seat professional theatre, dance studios, a fairtrade café and social space for students.

Accommodation at Bedford

For on-campus student accommodation choose from luxury living at Liberty Park's modern en-suite study bedrooms or the Student Village which offers standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and en-suite rooms with a private shower. All have fully-equipped kitchens. Our rooms are on-campus and have easy access to the town centre and train station.

Subjects studied at Bedford campus

  • Primary Education
  • Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education
  • Education Studies
  • Physical Education and Sport Studies
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Tourism and Leisure
  • Accounting and Business Management
  • Performing Arts and Dance
  • Social Work

Bedford town location

The Bedford campus is a 20-minute walk from the town centre. The University offers a free bus service for staff and students that runs between Bedford town centre and the campus.

Directions to Bedford campus

Bedford offers excellent transport links to the rest of the UK as it sits between the M1 and the A1. The town connects by train to Luton (20 minutes) and London (40 minutes).

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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