Children and Young People's Nursing BSc (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

B730

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £9,250

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 5959

 

admissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk

 

Overview

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

The course focuses on integrated care for children and young people in a variety of settings. You will be taught to value the needs of children and their families through their ongoing involvement in the curriculum. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in communication, health assessment, professional practice, evidence based practice, knowledge of public health and policy, and legal and ethical issues.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate the professional values, attitudes and behaviours required to deliver safe and effective, holistic child and family centred care. This will allow you to play a vital role in the journey of children and their families, during very challenging and difficult times.

You will not only focus on acute/hospital settings, but also on community children’s nursing, supporting children with long-term chronic conditions, health visiting and child and adolescent mental health services.

Ranked 4th for Nursing and Midwifery in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

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

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

The course is currently fully accredited by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)* and on successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

*The University’s accreditation with NMC is currently on-going and shall be up for renewal at a time when either we change the course or the NMC change their requirements for accreditation (in which case we will rewrite the course to meet the new standards). Whilst the University hopes and anticipates that any renewal would be successful, if the renewal were to be unsuccessful, this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

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Mock Operating Theatre

Our Alison Gingell building includes a full-size mock operating theatre, containing scrub sinks and theatre lights. We also have a mock hospital ward so that we can study a complete patient pathway.

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Ambulance

Our facilities include a mock ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, to help simulate the patient journey. This gives students the opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

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, BSc (Hons) Children and Young People’s Nursing

Course information

This course has been designed to enable you to analyse the needs of, and develop and deliver effective care for, children from birth to young adulthood. You will explore their physiological needs, mental health and well-being in the provision of care and the importance of evidence informed practice, care and compassion.

Placing equal value on practice and theory, undertaking approximately 800 hours of both per year, you will study a wide range of subjects, including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and research methods. You’ll have the chance to become immersed in learning about the needs of populations, individuals, related health and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services.

The curriculum is also focused upon Inter-professional Education (IPE) where you will study alongside students from other health-related courses. It has been designed to produce professionals who are effective communicators, caring and compassionate, with good relationship building skills. It recognises the importance of inter-professional working within the health and social care workforce and comprises two modules in the areas of health and wellbeing in the community as well as leadership and management. Your degree culminates with a literature review related to one aspect of nursing practice, equivalent to the standard dissertation, for which you will be expected to write a 5,000 report.

100%

of students agreed they were allocated placements suitable for their course

NSS 2018

Modules

Overview

An introduction to the art and science of nursing in general but also containing the specifics of Children and Young People’s (CYP) Nursing and family-centred care. Practice placements are in children and young people’s clinical areas, such as on a children’s ward in a hospital in a community role in child nursing.

Modules

  • The Scientific Foundations of Nursing Practice

  • Fundamental Skills for Person and Family-Centred Care

  • Study Skills for Evidence Based Practice

  • Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice

  • Health and Well-being in the Community

  • Introduction to the Foundations of Nursing Practice (Placement 1)

  • The Foundations of Nursing Practice (Placement 2)

Overview

This is a step up from year one, designed to develop further, the knowledge base for CYP Nursing as well as assessment and management skills.

Modules

  • Ethical and Legal Decision Making in the Context of Nursing

  • Developing the Management of Care Across the Lifespan (Placement 3)

  • Assessing needs and Planning care Across the Lifespan

  • Advancing Therapeutic care Delivery within Children and Young People’s Nursing

  • Managing Care Across the Lifespan (Placement 4)

  • Developing Evidence Informed Decision making in Nursing

  • Facilitation of Teaching and Learning In Practice

Overview

Year three focuses on leadership and management, culminating in preparing you, by the end of the programme and upon successful completion, to possess the skills to practise as an autonomous practitioner.

Modules

  • Integrated Care Provision for Children with Complex Needs

  • Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals

  • Conducting an Evidence Based Project

  • Contemporary Concepts: Children and Young People’s Nursing

  • Co-ordinating Inter-professional Health and Social Care Practice (Placement 5)

  • Transition to the Accountable Practitioner

  • The Autonomous Practitioner (Placement 6)

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

4th

ranked UK university for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University Guide 2020)

In more detail...

  • Nursing at Coventry is ranked joint 1st for career prospects and 4th overall for Nursing n the Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Currently fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)* providing eligibility for registration to practise on successful completion.
  • High levels of student satisfaction – 100% of students are satisfied with the quality of teaching and Learning Opportunities in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Well established clinical placements, teaching and research links with local partner Trusts within the National Health Service (NHS) and other healthcare providers, such as private hospitals, hospices and community settings.
  • State-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring an operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real life nursing environments relevant to practice.
  • Currently there is a high demand for Children and Young People’s Nurses, locally and across the country. Typically, past final year students have been offered a range of posts within the NHS and the private sector prior to qualifying and 95% of past students have gained employment in professional or managerial roles combined for 2015/16 and 2016/17 (latest figures available, source DLHE survey).

Your main study themes are:

  • Children and Young People’s Nursing: The course aims to prepare you to care for children, young people (and their families) across the developmental age range. Academic modules do cover the management of care across the lifespan but there are clear and in-depth components for Children and Young People’s (CYP) Nursing. All clinical practice placements are specific to CYP Nursing and include health visiting, general paediatric wards, children’s A and E, neonatal care, child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS), community children’s nursing, hospice and respite care.
  • Nursing practice: Aims to develop the professional values, attitudes and behaviours required to deliver safe and effective, holistic person centred care. You’ll cover the key concepts of nursing, caring and clinical skills, as well as factors influencing care, for example, National Service Frameworks. Clinical skills acquisition which underpins these care factors will be taught and practiced in the simulated environment of clinical skills laboratories.
  • Assessment and care pathways across the lifespan: Designed to develop your ability to assess, interpret and manage a range of care requirements for children. You’ll be introduced to the concept of health and wellbeing, which should enable an understanding of the bio-psychosocial needs of your patient group across the life span in most fields of nursing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of how assessments support and inform clinical judgement and decision making in practice, explored across primary, secondary and third sector care environments
  • Evidence informed practice and decision making: Explores the principles and strategies of Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) which should enable you to apply, creatively, a wide range of sources of evidence for clinical decision making. You will be introduced to research perspectives (methodology and design), audit, health policy, and service user participation as methods to evaluate your EIP plans and interventions.
  • Communications and professionalism: Communication is highlighted as an essential skill for health care professionals because it can impact on patient satisfaction. You will have the opportunity to develop the key professional attributes incorporating the six ‘C’s model of communication, commitment, courage, care, competence, compassion. 

The course is studied full-time over three years.

This course uses a wide variety of approaches to teaching and learning to suit individual learning styles. This includes a series of interactive lectures with associated seminars, skills laboratory activities, simulations and practical placements. All modules are mandatory so that upon successful completion you will have the knowledge, values and skills required to be able to work within integrated care settings and enhance the delivery of care for children, young people, their families and carers.

The course is underpinned by an approach to professional care which is characterised by empathy, respect, dignity and kindness towards patients and their families. We will encourage you to develop an in-depth understanding of the organisation and culture of modern health care systems, which should equip you with the confidence to be able to take a stronger role in the leadership and management of resources in delivering treatment and healthcare options to patients.

Throughout your studies, in groups and individually, you will have the opportunity to undertake profession specific health and social care related projects and case studies. These may, for example, include an appraisal of the role of the nurse in ethical and legal decision making, considering service improvement bids or complex care planning and delivery via the multi-disciplinary team. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a group poster presentation to explore your understanding of research underpinning patient care.

You will have the opportunity to make use of our extensive simulation facilities – from basic life support manikins to high tech simulation dummies, which emulate patient responses and test resuscitation skills. You will also have the opportunity to use equipment found in the real world of practice, such as medical devices to assist with many elements of care and especially medication administrations.

Upon successful completion, you will also have gained experience using simulation across a range of care settings so that you will be able to build your confidence and knowledge about how to act in these situations. This is designed so that you can practise and develop your clinical and interpersonal skills in a safe but realistic environment. We also use actors, designed to enhance your exposure to these experiences in scenarios such breaking bad news, demonstrating emotional resilience, conflict, aggression, teaching, child protection conferences, relationship issues in learning disability, alternative communication (e.g. Makaton, communication aids etc.), consent and capacity, ethical issues in caring for vulnerable people, and counselling individuals, parents and staff.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods can include assessments within practice placements, coursework, a viva and formal examinations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion of the course you will have knowledge of:

  • The implications of current legislation, professional regulation, standards of performance and the NMC Code.
  • The nurse’s role in the enhancement of public health and biological, psychological and social wellbeing of service users.
  • The biological, physiological, pharmacological, psychological and sociological knowledge, which underpins all nursing practice across the lifespan.


On successful completion of the course you will able to:

  • Demonstrate effective individual and team leadership skills and apply quality monitoring initiatives.
  • Discuss service user and carer needs in respect of equity, fairness, antidiscrimination, rights, values, customs, culture, beliefs, sensitivity, diversity, lifestyle and environment. 
  • Utilise and disseminate current research findings and other forms of evidence that underpin nursing practice. 
  • Transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and adapt practice to meet varying, unpredictable and complex circumstances. 
  • Seek clinical supervision to develop safe and effective nursing practice. 
  • Critically evaluate relevant research, possible interventions and the most up-to-date technology to support quality care delivery. 
  • Critically analyse situations and incidents through reflective practice activities.
  • Conduct a comprehensive and systematic health assessment of service users’ needs across the lifespan using a range of appropriate assessment tools. 
  • Plan, implement and monitor nursing care, involving service users and carers. 
  • Evaluate and revise expected outcomes, nursing interventions and priorities in accordance with changes in the individual’s condition, needs or circumstances across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate a range of essential nursing skills and seek supervision to develop safe, compassionate, skilful and autonomous nursing practice.
  • Consult with service users and carers to identify and respond to their need and desire for health promotion advice, education, support and the development of services. 
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of nursing and healthcare within one’s sphere of professional accountability, including people with complex and co-existing needs.
  • Provide safe and effective immediate care to all people.

As 50% of the course is practice based, when on placement you will spend approximately 40 hours per week in clinical areas, which may include nights and weekends. Contact teaching hours will vary throughout the course, but on average you will have around 21 ‘contact’ hours of teaching in year one. This generally breaks down as:

  • Small group teaching: 2-4 hours each week of seminar preparation or group work per week.
  • Medium group teaching: 8-10 hours of workshops or activity led seminars per week.
  • Large group teaching: 6-9 hours lead lectures per week

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 15-20 hours each week of private study which can include self-directed learning and online activities which augment other approaches. Over the duration of the course, as you become a more independent learner the contact hours will reduce (around 13 in year 2 and 11 in year 3) and independent study will increase.

Throughout the course, we aim to provide key insights into cultural diversity and global issues of significance to public health and in most fields of nursing practice. For example, we look at what it means to be culturally competent within health care today. There are also opportunities to study specific issues of interest to you, such as people trafficking, working in war torn or developing countries. Some of this is supported by guest lecturers or simulation facilitators and others through topical issues covered within the course.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is considered very active in supporting students to undertake international learning opportunities through mobility i.e. fiedltrips or at home via collaborative online international learning opportunities. Please note that international opportunities and fieldtrips may be subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

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


12

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
BBB, academic subjects, a Science is preferred (excludes General Studies). DDM in a Health or Applied Science subject, will accept sports courses. 30 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.

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Additional information: Caring experience, either paid or voluntary is essential. 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. Satisfactory health clearance and criminal records disclosure required. Skills in digital and technological literacy are considered vital and there is opportunity to develop these throughout the course.

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.

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.

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

Portfolio

Additional information: Caring experience, either paid or voluntary is essential. 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. Satisfactory health clearance and criminal records disclosure required. Skills in digital and technological literacy are considered vital and there is opportunity to develop these throughout the course.

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 This course requires 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

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

Portfolio

Additional information: Caring experience, either paid or voluntary is essential. 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. Satisfactory health clearance and criminal records disclosure required. Skills in digital and technological literacy are considered vital and there is opportunity to develop these throughout the course.

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 This course requires 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

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)

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.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK 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


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £9,250 (per year)


EU Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a range of EU Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £15,600 (per year)


International Scholarships

For the September 2019 intake we're investing in a wide range of Academic Excellence scholarships for high achieving and enterprising international students. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

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

During your three years on the programme you will undertake at least six placements in a range of service settings, working with and alongside qualified children and young people’s nurses, and therefore potential local and regional employers.

On graduating successfully from this course, you can apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which enables you to practise immediately. The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ specialist advisors will support you when you are ready to begin your professional career.

The majority of our graduates find employment as qualified nurses in the NHS with a growing emphasis on community settings, in acute hospitals, or within the private and independent healthcare sector. As your career progresses, a number of options may be open to you as a lecturer or specialist practitioner, advanced nurse practitioner, consultant nurse or manager. You could specialise in areas such as community children’s nursing, health visiting, neonatal nursing, paediatric intensive care nursing or move into areas such as management, teaching or clinical research.

95%

of graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation, of which 100% were in a professional or managerial role

DLHE 2015/16 and 2016/17 combined

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates have gone on to roles working on paediatric wards, neonatal units, hospice and respite care, children’s emergency departments and community children’s nursing. 

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 and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process

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