The Children’s Nursing programme has at its centre the child and young person and their family. The aim of the programme is to develop Children’s nurses who are inquisitive, clinically astute, intelligently adaptable, and able to respond to the current and future needs of children and young people.
Our Children’s Nursing degree adopts an innovative curriculum model integrating theory and practice elements, which upon successful completion; contribute to admission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Register. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used throughout the programme and self-directed study is encouraged to promote independent learning and the development of lifelong learning skills.
The development of clinical skills is an integral part of the programme and is supported in practice placements by qualified mentors and in the excellent clinical skills laboratories by experienced lecturers. Placements for the Children’s Nursing degree have been developed to reflect the reality of the journey children and young people experience when receiving healthcare. Therefore placements will be undertaken within the acute hospital children’s setting and in a variety of community areas, which may include children’s centres, schools and with the children’s community teams.
The programme also encompasses an innovative assessment strategy and student support is taken seriously with each student being allocated a personal tutor and having access to a variety of academic and pastoral advice services. Alongside these services a peer mentoring system is employed in order to support students through the Children’s Nursing degree.