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Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Course code:

B730

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

February 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 5959


Overview

If you think you’re the kind of person who could help children and young people when they need it the most, this nursing course is for you.

The role of the children and young people’s nurse in contemporary society is constantly developing. This course aims to provide you with the specific knowledge and skills to enable you to become a caring and compassionate practitioner well prepared to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

What our students say...

The support from the academic and placement teams are exceptional, enhancing personal development in theory and practice over three years.

Megan Ansell - Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons)

Course information

The role of the children and young people’s nurse in contemporary society is constantly developing and involves everything from nursing a sick, new born baby to an adolescent road accident victim. Care takes place in a range of settings, from hospitals to day care centres, though increasingly care is being delivered in the community and at home.

This course is designed to equip you with the hands-on clinical and care skills to prepare you to practise autonomously and compassionately, providing family-centred care and building therapeutic relationships to become a caring practitioner well prepared to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

It takes a very special person to nurse a child or young person – respect, sensitivity and empathy are key characteristics. Children have very specific health needs and you need to understand how a healthy child develops towards adulthood to minimise the impact of illness. 

£22k

Average salary six months after the course.

DLHE 2014/15

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Foundations in Communication and Professionalism

  • Introduction to Nursing and its Fields of Practice

  • Introduction to Assessment of Health and Wellbeing

  • The Scientific Foundations of Nursing

  • Introduction to Foundations of Nursing Practice

  • The Foundations of Nursing Practice

  • Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing

Overview

Modules

  • Evidence Informed Practice and Decision Making

  • Introduction to Managing Person Centred Care

  • Managing Person Centred Care

  • Legislation, Ethics and Social Policy

  • Therapeutic Approaches in Children and Young People’s Nursing

  • Assessment and Care Pathways Across the Lifespan (Children and Young People’s Nursing)

Overview

Modules

  • Enhancing Practice through Evaluation and Research

  • Specialist Care in Children and Young People’s Nursing

  • Working Together to Lead Service Improvement

  • Development and Coordination of Complex Care (Children and Young People’s Nursing)

  • Transitions to the Accountable Practitioner

  • The Autonomous Practitioner

11th

ranked UK university for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian Guide 2018)

In more detail...

  • Educational visits to places of historic and professional significance.
  • Highly-qualified and experienced lecturers engaged in applied research.
  • A wide range of health and social care placements that reflect children and young people’s nursing.
  • Teaching and research links with children’s nursing colleagues locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Access to the prestigious Clinical Skills Centre which is fully resourced and supported by specialist clinical skills instructors.
  • A clear focus on children and young people’s nursing complemented with significant insights into learning disability, mental health and adult nursing, and other health and social care professions.

The course focuses on integrated care for children and young people in a variety of settings.

You will learn to value the needs of children and their families through their on-going involvement in the curriculum. You will acquire a wide range of children’s nursing skills and in depth knowledge of developmental anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology.

You will develop skills in communication, health assessment, professional practice, evidence based practice, knowledge of public health and policy, and legal and ethical issues.

This course will help ensure that the qualities of care, compassion, courage, competence, commitment and communication underpin all your professional practice as a Children and Young People’s Nurse.

This course uses a wide variety of stimulating approaches to teaching and learning including lectures, skills lab activities, online learning and practical placements.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Coursework: 57%
  • Placements: 37%
  • Examinations: 6%

37% assessed by placement

50% of the course is practice based, requiring 40 hours per week in placements. In a typical University-based week, it is expected that you will spend a maximum 21 hours teaching contact hours of study which may break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 5-10 hours of supervised learning.
  • Medium-group teaching: 3-5 hours of group practical sessions.
  • Large-group teaching: 4 hours of lead lectures and 2 hours of online learning discussions

Additionally, you will be expected to complete 7-12 hours each week for personal learning whilst in University.

Throughout the course issues related to globalisation, culture and international comparisons are always considered. There are often opportunities to go on educational visits, not only within Europe but also further afield.

There may be an opportunity to be involved in a non-mobility exchange with students on similar courses, facilitated by using current technologies, offering useful links and insights into children’s nursing in different healthcare systems.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The support from the academic and placement teams are exceptional, enhancing personal development in theory and practice over three years.

Megan Ansell - Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons)

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU161
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB, academic subjects, a Science is preferred (excludes General Studies). DDM in a Health subject, will accept sports courses. 32 points with 14 at Higher Level. Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including English Language, Mathematics and Science, or specified equivalents. Evidence of recent study is desirable.

Portfolio

You will also be required to attend a selection event which provides detailed information about the course and assesses numeracy, literacy and aptitude as part of the selection process. Try our sample maths test.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma to include 33 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 12 at Merit in Health units, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements.

The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Additional Information

Satisfactory health clearance and criminal records disclosure is required. Experience with children outside of the family is also required. This can be from a heath care, education or voluntary setting.

In line with the National Health Service Constitution we use a values-based recruitment approach in seeking candidates with the appropriate values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

Table of qualificationsUCASBTEC
GCE A2 Level Tariff points L3 Extended Diploma
A*A*A*       168 D*D*D*
A*A*A       160 D*D*D*
A*A*B
    152 D*D*D
A*A*C AAA     144 DDD
A*A*D AAB BBA*  A*AC 136  
  AAC BBA   128 DDM
  AAD BBB ABC 120  
  AAE BBC ACC 112 DMM
    BBD
108  
      CCC 96 MMM

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Portfolio

You will also be required to attend a selection event which provides detailed information about the course and assesses numeracy, literacy and aptitude as part of the selection process. Try our sample maths test.

English as a Foreign Language An IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our students say...

The support from the academic and placement teams are exceptional, enhancing personal development in theory and practice over three years.

Megan Ansell - Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons)

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


February 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


February 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


February 2018

(per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Funding for health professional courses

Funding for health professional courses is changing – to keep up to date with developments please visit the Funding Clinic website.

What our students say...

The support from the academic and placement teams are exceptional, enhancing personal development in theory and practice over three years.

Megan Ansell - Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons)

Career prospects

The majority of our graduates find employment as qualified children’s nurses in the NHS with a growing emphasis on community settings.

The course includes a considerable amount of shared learning with students from all fields of practice, including Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing, and some shared learning with other related health professionals, so you should be well equipped to be a Collaborative Practitioner meeting the needs of children, young people and their families.

What our students say...

The support from the academic and placement teams are exceptional, enhancing personal development in theory and practice over three years.

Megan Ansell - Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons)
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.