Study at Liverpool John Moores University
for this Registered Specialist Community Practitioner/Community Children’s Nursing qualification and have your professional competencies, as set out by the NMC, assessed in practice.
-Study for this Community Children’s Nursing qualification which has been quoted as an example of good practice by the Department of Health
-Learn from expert nurses and visiting specialists
-Explore a curriculum developed with partner organisations, stakeholders and families
-Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice
-Experience five weeks of bespoke practice placements
-This course will only run subject to minimum numbers
The course is 50% theory and 50% practice and, alongside its strong academic framework, there is a series of placements to enrich your learning and allow you to experience a variety of partner settings.
You will spend time in a children’s hospice, a special school, A&E, a children’s walk-in centre and a neo-natal unit. These invaluable placements will enable you to build up a network of contacts and a greater appreciation of where your role a Specialist Community Children’s Nurse fits into the overall scheme of healthcare provision.
You can study full time (40 weeks) or part time (80 weeks), with modules delivered one or two days a week and clinical placements interspersing the classroom learning blocks.
Theory days can be used for activities such as non-module specific sessions, masterclasses, personal study and assignment preparation.
You will be appointed a personal tutor to support and oversee your progress through the course and you will work with an experienced practitioner - your practice teacher/mentor - on work placements.
Formal teaching takes place in Tithebarn Street in the city centre campus. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. The resident Avril Robarts library, for example, is open 24/7 during semesters and has computer rooms, learning spaces and on site catering facilities.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
-Public Health Leadership and Management
-Research in Health and Social Care
-Vulnerability and Integrated Practice
-Delivering Contemporary Community Children's Nursing
-Managing and Developing Community Children's Nursing Services
-Paediatric Clinical Examination and Minor Illness
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.
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if you require further guidance or clarification
You must have:•current level one registration on the NMC professional register (part one or part two)•a minimum of a year’s post-registration experience•120 credits at Level 5 (to study at Level 6) or 120 credits at Level 6 (to study at post graduate level) in nursing•employment within a Community Children’s Nursing team or Hospital at Home Service for children and be seconded by your current employerThis course will only run subject to minimum numbers.