BSc Children's Nursing

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This Children's Nursing Degree course prepares you for registration with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council).

All the nursing programmes share a common structure of two modules a year for the three year period. Each module requires you to work other nursing students from other fields for a significant proportion of your school-based learning. You are required by the NMC to achieve a total of 4600 learning hours divided equally between theory and practice.

During year one you have a high level of contact time with lecturers which gradually decreases over the 3 year period as you become a more independent learner.

The course uses a blended learning approach which involves lectures, seminar…

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This Children's Nursing Degree course prepares you for registration with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council).

All the nursing programmes share a common structure of two modules a year for the three year period. Each module requires you to work other nursing students from other fields for a significant proportion of your school-based learning. You are required by the NMC to achieve a total of 4600 learning hours divided equally between theory and practice.

During year one you have a high level of contact time with lecturers which gradually decreases over the 3 year period as you become a more independent learner.

The course uses a blended learning approach which involves lectures, seminars, student-led learning, simulated practice and Enquiry Based Learning (EBL). A majority of the learning will take place in small tutorial groups, exploring different real life nursing scenarios in packages of learning. For each package you will identify issues raised for an individual, gather relevant information to address the issues and agree an action plan to meet any unmet needs. A lecturer will facilitate the learning process. The school working day is Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm which consists of direct contact time in class as well as directed and self-directed study equating to 37.5 hours per week.

A typical working week for each year of the programme is shown below:

Year 1 Working Week (Theory) from Week 7

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

School: Theory session

Directed Study

School Simulated Practice session

Directed Study

School: Theory session

Self directed study following IPL

Year 2 Working Week (Theory) from Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Directed study

School: Theory session

Self directed study

School: Theory session

Directed study

Year 3 Working Week (Theory) from Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

School: Theory session

Directed study

School: Theory session

Self directed study

Self directed study

Clinical placements will take place across East Anglia and involve a wide range of settings in the delivery of contemporary evidence-based healthcare. There may be occasions when you will be required to stay in accommodation away from your usual base. Placements will use a “Hub and Spoke” approach which allows you to effectively experience the client’s/patient’s journey through the health care services. Due to the nature of the healthcare environment you will experience placements which cover the 24 hour and 7 day a week cycle. Where the practice learning environment operates a shift system, you are required to work the shifts which you are allocated and will have a minimum of 40% access to your placement mentor.

You will experience different assessment methods, which have been carefully considered to reflect the importance of being able to apply the relevant evidence base to practice. You will be expected to compile and maintain a portfolio of evidence throughout the three-year programme. With guidance and support, you will be expected to build a sound evidence base demonstrating progression, reflecting on your learning both theoretical and clinical skills. Other assessment strategies are also utilised, such as written assignments, unseen examinations, case studies, practical examinations, group presentations and a dissertation of 10,000 words in order to illustrate deeper understanding of the relationship between the theory and practice of nursing.

Whilst in clinical placement students will complete various learning outcomes, a nursing attributes assessment as well as writing reflections based on your placement experience. You will also maintain a Skills Development Profile throughout the three year course to demonstrate your learning and competency in clinical skills.

There will also be an opportunity to spend up to 3 weeks on an elective placement either locally, nationally or internationally at the end of the second year.

The programme has a strict attendance policy with a maximum of 16 days permitted absence from the three year programme divided equally between theory and practice. Vacations are fixed for the whole programme with vacations scheduled for two weeks at Christmas and Easter and 3 weeks during August or September.

It is possible to transfer to another field of nursing at the end of a module of study until the end of module 3 subject to places being available and following a successful interview with the respective Course Director.

Inteprofessional learning forms a compulsory part of our course which allows you to develop professional relationships with healthcare students, providing you with foundations for successful interprofessional team working throughout your career. Click here for further information.

Our employment record is excellent, with graduates finding employment within a wide range of healthcare settings.


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Entry Requirements A Level: ABB International Baccalaureate: 32 points Scottish Highers: ABBBB Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB Entry Requirement

September 2013 Entry

Our admissions criteria include: a clear understanding of the profession ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care; an interest in people; a strong academic attainment and a broad academic base at GCSE level.

We do not consider Apprenticeships, NVQs (Any Level) or Level 3 Diplomas (Previously NVQs) as meeting the minimum academic entry requrements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study.

School Leavers

The minimum entry requirements for university matriculation and the requirements of the School are five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language or Literature and Mathematics, and preferably a Science subject. General Studies, Critical Thinking and AS-levels are not considered. Offers are usually made on grades not points.

3 A-Levels (no subjects specified) ABB Advanced Diploma in Society, Health and Development ABB International Baccalaureate 32 points Scottish Highers ABBBB Scottish Advanced Highers ABB Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB

Other criteria:

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of recent study (within the last 5 years) and be able to provide their original qualifications should they be invited to attend an interview.

Other Candidates

Applications are encouraged from those with non-traditional qualifications. Applicants with the following qualifications are required to demonstrate GCSEs at Grade C or above in English Language or Literature and Mathematics, except the Access to Higher Education which does not require additional GCSE qualifications unless English and Mathematics are not included.

Suitable qualifications would include:

BTEC National Diploma (18 Unit)
in a Health, Care or Science subject DDM BTEC National Diploma in Early Years DDD CACHE Diploma in Childcare A Foundation Degree
in a Health, Care or Science subject Pass Open University (minimum 60 Credits Level 1)
in a Health, Care or Science subject Pass Science Foundation Year 70% Certificate of Higher Education Pass Diploma of Higher Education Pass Bachelor Degree 2:1 Preferred, 2:2 Accepted Access to Higher Education Diploma
in a Health, Care or Science subject* Pass with 45 Credits at Level 3 Distinction


Other criteria:

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of recent study (within the last 5 years). Applicants must able to provide their original qualification documents on the day of selection otherwise that they are not eligible for interview, and/or following results day prior to commencing the course.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 98 overall (minimum 22 in Listening, Reading and Writing components and 23 in Speaking component)
  • PTE: 70 overall (minimum 70 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Special Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and two satisfactory references.

Intakes

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The School of Nursing Sciences is the perfect place to both start and continue your health career in Nursing, Midwifery or Operating Department Practice. We offer a wide range of both pre- and post-registration courses that will help develop your passion and capability, and give you the skills you need to succeed in a wide range of healthcare environments.

You are provided with the highest standard of academic and clinical education, whether your career choice is Nursing, Midwifery or Operating Department Practice. Our facilities are second to none and with innovative teaching methods and passionate, dedicated staff you will be inspired and challenged throughout your studies.

Students have told us our courses are dynamic and fascinating. That’s because our approach is based on enquiry-based learning, clinical skills acquisition, and early patient contact. The courses include the following elements:

  • Enquiry Based Learning – Early on in the course you will be given real problems from real patients to solve as both groups and individuals. This ensures you experience how to apply your new knowledge in practice.
  • Essential Clinical Skills – clinical skills are embedded in the course right from the start. Simulated skills are taught and practiced in the classroom prior to placements and throughout the course.
  • Clinical Placements – all our placements are monitored so as to meet the quality standards for learning. The School has well established, excellent working relationships with our Clinical Partners, and we work together to ensure the best quality clinical learning environment for our students.
  • Interprofessional Learning – You will meet and work with students from other health-related disciplines to exchange knowledge, practice and ideas.
  • Research – The teaching staff are continually involved in research, which means you will benefit from their knowledge of the very latest practices and techniques.
  • Supportive Culture – Teaching groups are small, which encourages a close-knit student body and a supportive learning culture. You will be assigned your own personal mentor and qualified professional who will be there every step of the way to guide you through the course.
  • Elective Placements – You will have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned in the clinical environment of your choice.

This interactive and highly effective approach to teaching and learning means that our School of Nursing Sciences is continually recognised for its excellence and ranks highly in both student surveys and league tables:

  • The School is 3rd for Nursing and Paramedical Studies (Guardian University Guide 2012).
  • For five years running the UEA has been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction.

The UEA is a fantastic place to study and has a unique atmosphere. You will love being here, learning and making lasting friendships.

UniStats Information Fees and Funding

Pre-registration Nursing courses are funded by the East of England Strategic Health Authority
https://www.uea.ac.uk/sixthform/2012+Fees/Health+related+courses

Students can also apply to the NHS Student Grants Unit for a means tested bursary. A means tested scheme is also available which operates alongside the NHS Student Bursary Scheme which can provide financial assistance towards Childcare Costs for students who use OFSTED inspected childcare facilities.

For further details about the NHS Student Bursary Scheme or to obtain a Bursary Estimate please visitwww.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students.

Once nominated, all successful candidates should apply for this means tested bursary. Students should also apply to the Student Loans Company in advance of starting their course, if they wish to ensure that they are later eligible to apply for a student loan.

Further information is available from: www.slc.co.uk


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