London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Children's nurses care for children and young people from birth to 18 years old in hospital and in the community. Children and young people can present with a range of conditions, from birth defects, accidents and injuries, to life-limiting or critical illnesses or which can result in the death of a child. Children's nurses work in partnership with the child/young person, their parents and carers, involving them in the planning and delivery of their child's care and treatment. Children's nurses, in collaboration with other professionals, strive to promote health in children and young people to ensure they enter into adulthood in good health.

This three year course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the nursing care needs of children and families, including those with acute and long-term conditions. The course will also develop your abilities to consider the wider aspects influencing children's health needs, preparing you for future leadership in a changing and challenging health care system.

You'll experience a variety of clinical settings such as NHS acute Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations. Practice experience is gained in several world-renowned central and outer London hospitals.

Success on this course makes you eligible to register as a children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Course Modules

Year 1: Concepts of interprofessional and collaborative practice - Fundamental concepts of caring for children, young people and their families - Developing core practice skills for children and young people’s nursing - Introducing evidence based practice in children’s nursing - Essentials of biosciences for health. Year 2: Appraising evidence based practice for children’s nursing - Applied anatomy and physiology for children and young people - Building practice skills for children and young people’s nursing

Interprofessional learning in practice - Providing care for children and young people in the community. Year 3: Implementing evidence based practice in children’s nursing - Improving quality, change management and leadership - Enhancing practice skills for children and young people’s nursing - Care of the critically ill child and young person - Applied pharmacology and medicines - optimisation in children’s nursing

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees