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BSc (Hons) Children’s & Young People’s Nursing

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  • UCAS Code:
    B702
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and boasting high student satisfaction rates (100%), our BSc (Hons) in Children’s & Young People’s Nursing will teach you the theory, plus all the analytical, diagnostic and practical skills needed to become a registered nurse for this particular demographic.

On this course you’ll be taught by highly qualified and industry-experienced lecturers, practitioners, and a diverse range of guest speakers, in our clinical and community suites, where you’ll become well-versed in the science and art of nursing.

To ensure you graduate as a confident and competent healthcare professional, fully prepared for practice, there is a strong emphasis on practical learning where you’ll complete the 2,300 hours of placements required for this course.  

100% of final year students agree our staff have made the subject interesting, so join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day. You can also watch a webinar presentation about this course. 

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in February, 2019 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

3 years including mandatory full-time placements or 3.5 years including mandatory part-time placements

Accreditations:

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

The course is designed to help you meet the nursing needs of children, young people and their families, delivering health and care of the highest quality based on best evidence, in a safe and appropriate environment. 

The BSc (Hons) Children’s and Young People’s Nursing course is part of the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Nursing Framework which offers BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing courses.

Within the first year some units are common to all courses in the Nursing Framework with shared lectures. Our approach to interprofessional education means that throughout the course you'll take part in shared workshops, lectures and learning events with other students on health related courses.

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

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Placements

You will spend 50% of your time on this course on placements, allowing you to experience a variety of hospital and community environments. This will give you a good overview of the roles you can apply for once you finish your course and prepare you for a range of careers.

In your first year, you will primarily be working in areas such as special schools, nurseries and children’s hospital wards, to give you a rounded experience of nursing and to fulfil the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the professional body for Nurses and Midwives.

In the second and third years your placements will become more specialised. In your second year you will spend time in hospital in-patient, ambulatory and community settings. There is also provision for an international placement to enable you to experience child health care in a differing culture. Your final-year placements will be based in specialist areas such as acute and critical care environments.

Your application

We want dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic students who are going to make a real difference to the course they are studying. Our students learn from each other, as well as their academic staff, so it is really important to us that you can show us how much you care about the course you are interested in.

Your UCAS personal statement is a great place to do this. Tell us about your personal achievements or any relevant work experience you have done, and show us how they make you the ideal candidate for a place on the course.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

There is a lot of scope to develop an exciting and varied career with this degree. Within six months of completing their course, 100% of our students employed are in a professional or managerial position.

Although the NHS is the most obvious employer, there are many of other options within the private sector, as well as working in roles that focus on community nursing services for children and young people. Many of the jobs you can apply for after university also have excellent career progression.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Samantha Cooper

Bournemouth University's Children and Young People's Nursing is a challenge , but it's also nothing but rewarding.

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Dr Helen C Farasat

Our students discover and develop their abilities by experiencing a broad range of theoretical and practical situations. By the end of the programme they have developed a strong sense of their ability and aptitude for particular aspects of nursing care.

What our graduates think

Verity Adams

I had many placements in both community and hospital settings where I was able to gain a lot of experience in the different aspects and pathways of child nursing. BU supported me in my academic work and guided me in how to gain the best from placements.