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Nursing (Child) (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS Course code
B735

About this course

This BSc Child Nursing degree will give you the wide-ranging skills needed to provide evidence-based and compassionate nursing care to children. You'll learn how children's health needs can be very different to those of adults. You'll also develop advanced communication skills, focused on paediatric nursing.

While at Southampton, a world-leader for nursing, you'll study:

  • the science that underpins nursing

  • the evidence base behind the nurse's role

  • how nurses promote health and help people maintain health and well-being

You'll develop practice skills through a range of nursing placements, and your learning will be further supported through simulated practice and clinical skills teaching.

Practice placements will normally be undertaken in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in a mixture of hospital and community settings across 6 trusts.

You'll also learn with and from students of other health professions in both theory and practice. 

To prepare you for your future role, the programme will help you to:

  • develop skills in assessment, decision making and managing complexity across a range of healthcare environments

  • understand the nature of health needs within a global context 

  • become confident in embracing the technology and innovation that will be needed to meet people's future health needs

  • prepare for a future nursing leadership role in clinical or academic settings

When you have successfully complete the programme, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered nurse (child).

Support for students with a disability/health condition

We are fully committed to supporting students with disabilities who wish to join programmes of study which require the acquisition and practise of professional competencies.

We offer students personal, informal advice by telephone, email or face to face, and we are happy to discuss your specific needs prior to you applying. This could include how your specific needs may impact on your ability to meet the clinical competencies. This will not affect your application in any way, but may help you to select the right programme for you.

Please contact the admissions team for further details.

NHS Learning Support Fund

As a student on this course you may be eligible for help from the NHS Learning Support Fund. This can include a training grant of £5000 per academic year, parental support of £2000 for students with at least one dependent child under 15 years, or under 17 years if registered with special educational needs, and help with travel and temporary accommodation costs for placements.

Find out more on the NHS Learning Support Fund website.

 

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Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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