Many nurses may wish to undertake training for a different part of the nursing register at some point in their careers. This programme provides a conversion course for nurses who wish to move from one part of the nursing register to another.
Successful completion of the course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Children’s and Young People’s Nursing.
Acceptance on to the programme depends on a number of factors. For example:
Initial field of registration
A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Nursing
The date of the applicant’s original registration
The availability of adequate resources to enable the applicant to join the programme with advanced standing e.g. vacancies within programmes, or placements.
The duration of the course will depend on your previous qualifications and experiences. The average time for a programme leading to a second registration is normally 18 months. However, the team needs to be assured that you are able to meet all professional and academic requirements. This decision is based upon your recent experience and evidence of study.
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Students need to be qualified as a nurse in the UK and have worked as a nurse for at least a year before the start of the course in their initial field of registration (e.g. Mental Health)
A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Nursing
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application
International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.
The course is designed to help you meet the nursing needs of children, young people and their families, delivering health and care of the highest quality based on best evidence, in a safe and appropriate environment.
On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.
The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.
Identifying Knowledge for Practice: This unit will provide you with essential practice experiences to develop competence to the requirements of the NMC.
Theoretical Principles of Children´s & Young People´s Nursing: This unit explores the nursing principles of nursing infants, children, young people and their families.
Anatomy & Physiology During the Lifespan: In this unit you´ll gain knowledge and understanding of the essential principles of anatomy and physiology including the basic chemistry of life, cellular biology, and the major body systems as applied to infants, children’s and young people’s development.
Fundamental Communication Skills: The aim of this unit is to develop your communication skills and explore group process in both professional and partnership settings.
Underpinning Children´s & Young People´s Nursing through Social Sciences: In this unit you will acquire an understanding of social sciences applied to health care and there relevance to children’s and young people’s nursing.
Personal & Professional Development: This unit is designed for students of all nursing courses, at the outset of your academic and professional career. It focuses on the development of transferable academic and graduate skills enabling you to achieve your full learning potential across a range of academic units and professional experiences throughout your graduate studies.
Developing Knowledge for Practice: This practice unit aims to provide you with a range of practical experiences that will enable you to meet these competences.
Application of Communication Skills in Children´s & Young People´s Nursing: This unit will develop your theoretical and practical understanding of communication in the healthcare context; with a key emphasis on therapeutic relationships and antioppressive practice.
Acute Illness in Childhood & Adolescence: This unit applies anatomical, physiological, sociological and psychological theory to the care of infants, children and young people with an acute illness. The nurse’s role in assessment, planning, interventions and evaluation of holistic nursing in the care of infants, children and young people is also explored.
Long-term Conditions of Childhood: This unit applies knowledge and understanding of anatomical, physiological, social and psychological theory to the care of infants, children and young people living with a longterm condition and their families.Multidisciplinary working and legal and ethical principles of caring for children and young people are also considered.
Promoting Children´s & Young People´s Health in the Community: This unit explores the services and care provided in the community for children, young people, and their families. The role of the nurse in community health services is examined with particular emphasis on promoting the health of infants, children and young people and safeguarding and promoting their welfare.
Exploring Evidence to Guide Professional Practice: This unit aims to raise your awareness of a range of evidence, and you’ll be able to demonstrate an understanding of how different forms of evidence can guide practice.
Evaluating Knowledge for Practice: This professional practice unit provides a range of practice experiences and opportunities which you require to demonstrate your competence to achieve the identified NMC (2010) skills, knowledge, attitudes, values and technical abilities for entry to the NMC register.
Service Improvement Project: The purpose of this unit is to enable you to develop skills of working in small teams to enhance the experiences of people who use health and social care services.
Managing Emergency Care in Children´s & Young People´s Nursing: This unit concerns the critical assessment and management required for the emergency care of an infant, child or young person. Legal, ethical and professional dimensions of care and how maturity influences infants, children and young people’s responses to and understanding of illness and injury are explored.
Reviewing the Literature to Inform Practice: This unit builds on your understanding of research appraisal, to develop your critical appraisal, literature reviewing and academic writing skills in an area of particular interest within your selected field of practice.
Research for Evidence-based Practice: This unit develops your abilities to apply research-based evidence to your practice, through building on the topic selected within the Special Interest Study unit to develop a research proposal related to your selected field of practice.
Transition from Student to Registered Nurse (child): This unit prepares for your transition from student to Registered Nurse (Child). The experiences of becoming a registered nurse are examined through your own personal experiences with the emphasis on the ‘real world’ context of working with infants, children, young people, their parents/career in multidisciplinary teams and evolving health care systems.
This programme is designed for practising nurses who want to move from one part of the nursing register to another and will provide you with excellent career progression opportunities.
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