The portfolio of pathways focusing on children and young people is designed to foster a purposeful and child-centred approach that makes a significant impact to children's services and student career satisfaction.
Modules are delivered as standalone at both undergraduate and masters level and you can access a number of modules within the children's nursing portfolio. In keeping with a philosophy of inter-professional working, a number of modules are designed to meet the education needs of the inter-professional team.
The course framework offers a flexible approach to the sequence and time-frame in which modules can be taken. This is negotiated on an individual basis with the pathway advisors. Please see the Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) prospectus for further details or contact Kerry Shewan: [email protected].
Year 1-6: - Specialist pathway modules - Optional modules
Year 2-6: - Specialist modules - Optional modules - Research preparation module
Year 3-6: - Dissertation or practice project
The framework offers a flexible approach to study. Modules with a clinical focus at Level 7 include: - Principles of managing children's pain - Childhood cancer nursing - Paediatric cardiac critical care nursing - Paediatric intensive care nursing - Perspectives in adolescent care - Child and adolescent mental health awareness - Caring for children and young people with life limiting conditions
Employment prospects are excellent, with students gaining contemporary knowledge and skills making them fit for purpose.
The staff in the Department of Children's Nursing all have links with clinical/practice areas and students and staff benefit from a number of joint appointments with children's specialist modules in a range of settings, as well as a tertiary children's hospital.