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

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  • UCAS Code:
    B730
  • Institution:
    B50

Many nurses may wish to undertake training for a different part of the nursing register at some point in their careers. This programme provides a conversion course for nurses who wish to move from one part of the nursing register to another.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Children’s and Young People’s Nursing.

Acceptance on to the programme depends on a number of factors. For example:

  • Initial field of registration
  • A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Nursing
  • The date of the applicant’s original registration
  • The availability of adequate resources to enable the applicant to join the programme with advanced standing e.g. vacancies within programmes, or placements.

The duration of the course will depend on your previous qualifications and experiences. The average time for a programme leading to a second registration is normally 18 months. However, the team needs to be assured that you are able to meet all professional and academic requirements. This decision is based upon your recent experience and evidence of study.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

Maximum 2 years including mandatory placements

Accreditations:

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: 2:2 in a Nursing Degree. Applicants need to be a qualified nurse in the UK and have worked as a nurse for at least one year before the start of the course in their initial field of registration (e.g. Mental Health). For more information check out our full entry requirements. 

International entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components, 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. 

On this course you will usually 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.

The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

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.

Entry requirements

Careers

This programme is designed for practising nurses who want to move from one part of the nursing register to another and will provide you with excellent career progression opportunities.

98% of students studying a Adult Nursing course are working or studying within six month after finishing their studies.

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, including NHS finance information. 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.

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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.