Children's nursing is a rewarding career involving caring for new-born babies in intensive care to looking after young people, whilst offering support to family members. The care they provide can span across a wide range of needs from the sick new-born baby to the young person who has a chronic disease. Wherever children require care, including their home, school, a residential setting or in hospital.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The field of Children & Young Peoples nursing enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to children and young people. This enables you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered Child Nurse in a variety of health care 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.
Nursing is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team.
INTAKES: September and April
WHERE: Walsall or Burton Campus
*Please note if you choose to have placements in the Burton area, in year 1 you can study some theory modules at our Burton Campus, but your child field module will be studied at Walsall Campus. In years 2 and 3 you will study your theory modules at Walsall Campus.
For all other placement areas you will study all theory at Walsall Campus for all three years.