Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton provides exciting, challenging opportunities to work with people, proving care across a range of diverse health and social care settings. It is demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team.
The field of Children & Young Peoples nursing will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to children and young people enabling you, if successful, to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to practise as a nurse in a variety of health care settings. It will educate you to a high clinical, professional and academic standard ready to practice in the 21st century.
*Studying at Burton involves Year 1 theory and placements at Burton; however; Year 2 and 3 theory would be taught at the Walsall campus.
GCSEs at grade C or above in an English based subject and Maths or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2).
Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees will be considered without the GCSE requirement
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted. The first stage of the selection process includes both Maths and English tests. Following completion of these tests, if successful you would then be called to a different date to attend an interview. Interview panels will include, whenever possible, academic and employer representatives.
Successful applicants are required to meet enhanced DBS checks and Occupational Health requirements.
Please note only students meeting the eligibility criteria for an NHS bursary can be accepted on this course. Please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students for further information relating to residency and eligibility criteria.
The funding information for the BNurs (Hons) Nursing and BSc (Hons) Midwifery courses commencing academic year 2012/2013 is summarised as follows:2013/4 data will be available from March 2013 onwards.
Students apply for their Bursary, Grant and additional allowances (dependants allowance and childcare grant) through the NHS Student Grants Unit at http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students but must apply for their Student Loan at http://www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.
This Nursing degree course has been approved by the internationally recognised Nursing & Midwifery Council. The course will afford you the opportunity to care for children & young people that are well, acutely ill, have chronic conditions, life limiting conditions critical illness and have mental health issues. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop effective interpersonal skills, enabling you to communicate with children, young people, parents, and students from other disciplines in order to promote an inter- professional working with staff in the NHS and other agencies and economies. Care provision is constantly changing, and at the end of the course you will be able to manage change, so that as a Registered Nurse, you can work towards ensuring children and young people receive the care and support they deserve.
The course has been accredited and validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the University of Wolverhampton, through a partnership arrangement with local stakeholders, who have approved both our professional and academic awards.
This course had been designed to combine the required number of hours of theory and practice. This ratio is 50% in theory and 50% in clinical practice, adding to a total of 4,600 hours. Some academic modules will be core modules which will mean all students will study together, and some are field specific which relate entirely to children and young people's nursing. In practice students attend a wide range of placements enabling them to care for children and young people with different conditions. At the end of the third year you may opt to undertake a placement overseas.
The modules will contain a range of key skills which are essential for successful lifelong learning in healthcare including communication, information computing technology, application of number, working with others, problem solving and how to improve your learning. With a variety of teaching and learning approaches available, this course will help you to develop the skills required to work within, and respond to the healthcare needs of children & young people in a variety of settings.
The Children & Young Peoples Nursing course is provided by a range of specialist lecturers who are committed to upholding the rights of children and young people, to achieve high levels of quality health care through the education and development of student nurses. Ultimately we are committed to developing nurses who can work with children and young people across a range of different health & social care environments as well as contributing to care and interventions from other providers such as social care, education and youth justice.
As a Registered Nurse you will: