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 innovative and intensive two-year course aimed at students with an existing degree (2:2 or above) 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. The course prepares you for a career in a range of rewarding children's nursing opportunities across primary, secondary and tertiary health care, specialist and intensive care children's units. Practice experience is gained in one of 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).
Year 1: Improving quality, change management and leadership - Applied anatomy and physiology for children and young people - Fundamental concepts of caring for children, young people and families - Building practice skills for children’s nursing
Year 2: Care of the critically ill child and young person - Applied pharmacology and medicine optimisation in children’s nursing - Enhancing practice skills for children’s nursing - Research in health and social care.
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