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Children's Nursing PgDip

Course Description

Choose Kingston's Children's Nursing PgDip

This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Our academic team includes Dr Jim Richardson, an editor of the widely-used Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, and Dr Jayne Price, lead editor of Palliative Care for Children and Families, which is a key text in child healthcare.

Our lecturers receive national and international awards for their excellence in learning and teaching.

Within our state of the art simulation suites, our children's nursing students can further develop the skills required to care for children and families in a safe environment, which closely mimics a health care environment (hospital and home). Child and family role players are central to this learning experience.

You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year.

About children's nursing

Children's nurses provide care for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age across settings, for example hospital, home and hospice. The role of the children's nurse includes promoting health and minimising illness in collaboration with families. When providing nursing care for children, working with the family and consideration of their needs is essential. Moreover, children's nurses work collaboratively with a range of professionals to meet the specific needs of children, young people and their families wherever they are cared for.

What will you study?

The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to adult nursing.

Please note: We are unable to consider students who are not eligible for a Department of Health bursary for 2016 entry to this programme. Read more about how the funding will be changing in 2017: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/funding-for-healthcare-courses-2017-entry.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1 modules (part one and two)

Introduction to Nursing for Graduates
Nursing Practice Part 1
Nursing the Acutely Ill Child
Contemporary Issues in Children’s Nursing
Nursing Practice Part 2

Year 2 modules (part three)

Complexities of Children's Nursing
Transition to Professional Practice in Children’s Nursing
Developing and Analysing Evidence-Based Practice
Nursing Practice Part 3

Visit the Children's Nursing PgDip page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Health or science-related degree 2.2 or above, including health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above.Normally a minimum of 500 hours health/social care related experience.At least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language, maths and a science subject, or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade C require an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent.Experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred.

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