Children's nursing, also called paediatric nursing, is a rewarding career involving caring for young people, whilst offering support to family members.
The care a children's nurse (also called a paediatric nurse) provides can span across a wide range of needs from the sick newborn baby to the young person who has a chronic disease. Wherever children require care, including their home, school, a residential setting or in hospital, a professional paediatric nurse can provide expert assistance whlie they heal and recover.
Study children's nursing and develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to children and young people. This qualification enables you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered paediatric nurse, who can work in a variety of healthcare settings.
It will educate you to a high clinical, professional, and academic standard ready to practice in the 21st century. This is a professional vocational award that carefully integrates theory and practice, with 50% of the programme delivered in practice, and 50% within the University of Wolverhampton.
Nursing is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team.
Placements will be undertaken with one of six NHS Trusts; The Royal Wolverhampton Trust, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, most recently Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, or in private health organisations.
For more information on placements and locations, visit Nursing Placements.