Child Nursing BNursUniversity of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)
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- Bachelor's degree
- Manchester (Inglaterra)
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The University welcomes applications from students studying Functional or Key Skills qualifications and recognised the value of updating essential skills. However, for this course, these qualifications are not accepted as substitutes for GCSE Engl
To provide opportunities for students to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to become visionary thinkers, with the potential to lead future developments in nursing research, education, policy and practice at local, national and international levels.
A sound clinical training combined with a high level of academic study will enable students to practise in a variety of professional child nursing settings.
We aim for excellence in teaching and learning. The strategies used to support teaching and learning are bachelorsed upon the best possible integration of theory and practice, linking the most current research bachelorsed knowledge with practice in a student-centred approach.
Teaching and Learning methods include problem-bachelorsed learning, skills laboratories and computer-bachelorsed learning, as well as the more traditional lecture and seminar bachelorsed formats.
Lectures take place in a large group with small group teaching for seminars. Some University study days may include taught sessions up until 6pm.
The practice element of the course is afforded equal status to the theoretical work and practical placements are undertaken in a range of placement settings
in Greater Manchester, and at times in the wider North West area.
Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including examinations and a variety of types of essays and written care studies. In practice placements, you will work with qualified mentors who assess achievement of practice-bachelorsed outcomes and competencies. To complete the course, you will be required to pass all theory and practice assessments.
Aspects of nursing theory and practice core to all fields of nursing are spread across the three years, with the emphasis on the chosen specialist field increasing in each year.
The course prepares you with the knowledge and skills to practise effectively in a variety of child nursing settings. Academic study is combined with supervised clinical practice in a range of nursing settings with clinical experience increasing in each year of the course.
Successful students, will receive an academic qualification, as well as a Registered Nurse qualification which will allow you to practice in a wide variety of Child Nursing settings.
You will be admitted to a field specific course although a significant amount of learning will be delivered across fields during the first year of the course. Field specific units will also be studied.
In year 1, you will study course units needed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to study the academic and theoretical bachelorsis of nursing. Considerable emphasis will be placed on the core and professional values of nursing, biomedical sciences (anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, microbiology), social and psychological underpinnings of nursing practice. You will also have the opportunity to study how research is used in nursing practice and how epidemiological and public health data can influence health care services. Interpersonal communication skills will be a key feature of the first year curriculum. An ongoing personal development portfolio will record your development during the three years of the course.
You will undertake two practice placements in this academic year and both will be within the Greater Manchester area and at times the wider North West. All placements are supervised by a mentor who will assess your practice. Spoke placements (short and discrete opportunities for practical experience) will enable you to develop insights into other fields of nursing practice. Some clinical skills will be taught in the clinical skills laboratory in the university.
Equal importance is given to theoretical and practice assessments
Year 2 of the course has a greater emphasis on field specific studies. You will study nursing interventions for supportive and recovery focused care, evidence bachelorsed practice, altered pathology, applied pharmacology and health psychology. You will also participate in the Manchester Leadership in Action module (MLP) with other students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. You will undertake three practice placements in year 2 which will involve caring for individuals in a variety of settings.
Year 2 may typically be characterised by placements and study days. A typical week might include 2 university bachelorsed study days and 3 days in practice. You will continue to develop your portfolio of learning allowing them to reflect on their developing skills.
The final unit in Year 2 is Developing Independent Learning in Practice (DILP). This unit provides you with some opportunity to seek a practice placement which is overseas or in a different UK setting (ie outside of the Greater Manchester area). This is subject to approval by the Course Director. If you opt for this you must self-fund any additional costs.
If you opt to remain within the Greater Manchester area for your DILP placement, you can request to be allocated a placement related to one of the following four themes:
Leadership and management
Speciality - this theme will be the focus of your learning in the placement allocated to you
In year 3 the focus will be to consolidate learning and to build confidence for practice. You will study medicine management and clinical decision making. A dissertation will be a key feature of year 3 and will be an individually generated study relevant to their developing practice.
There are 3 practice placements in the third year: building confidence in nursing, managing complex care and leadership and management which will prepare you for the transition to qualified adult nursing status. Increasing amounts of time are spent in the practice area in the third year.
You will continue to reflect on their learning and practice through their reflective portfolio.
We welcome you to visit and get a feel for what it's like to study nursing at Manchester. Come and visit us on one of the University's open days.
We require 31 points overall including at least one science or science related subject (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology). 3 subjects at higher level each with the grade of 5. Plus GCSE requirement which must include English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade B or above in different subjects.
We require grades B3 B3 B3 B3 at Higher level and A2 A2 at Ordinary level - including at least one science (e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Psychology). This must include English Language and Maths Grade C3 or above (Higher or Ordinary).
We require grades BBBBB including at least one science or science-related subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology).
We require applicants to have gained the equivalent of GCSE C or above in a minimum of five subjects including Mathematics and English Language in Standard Grade or Intermediate 2.
You must have grades BBB, including at least one science or science-related subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Psychology) and must include English Language and Maths Standard Grade 1, 2 or 3 or Intermediate 1 or 2.
Core plus 2 A levels at grades BB, including at least one science (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology). GCSE requirement which must include English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade B or above in different subjects.
This qualification is acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual bachelorsis. Contact the University for further information.
Due to the fact that the course is funded directly by the UK NHS, places are only available to students who qualify for 'home student' status.
This must be health related and achieve a minimum of 70 credits awarded at Distinction (including 10 credits in Anatomy and Physiology and 10 credits in communication skills), 100 credits at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above. GCSE requirement must include English and Maths at a minimum of Grade C or above with the overall GCSE profile being at least 5 GCSEs Grade B or above. We no longer accept equivalents to GCSE for English and Maths.
We welcome applicants completing an Access to HE course in a health or science related subject. However, other factors including additional educational achievements, life experience and skills will also be assessed on an individual bachelorsis. QAA's normal requirements for diploma applicants are 60 credits with 45 at level 3 and the remainder at level 2.Applicants must also have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above. We no longer accept equivalents to GCSE for English and Maths.
Access to HE (graded from 2010)
Of the 45 credits at level 3, 30 must be at distinction grade and the remaining 15 credits at merit grade. Also, 30 of the 45 level 3 credits must be in science or health-science related subjects.
Applicants must also have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above. We no longer accept equivalents to GCSE for English and Maths. We also consider other factors on an individual bachelorsis, such as additional educational achievements, life experience and work related skills.
The University welcomes applicants with the Advanced Placement qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
We welcome the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas (guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements will be available soon).
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Health Related Foundation Degrees
We accept Health related Foundation Degrees as an entry route. You must have completed the foundation degree (Levels 4 and 5) with an overall distinction grade.
You must also have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above and ideally a Science GCSE at grade C or above. We do not accept equivalents to GCSE English or Maths. Other factors are also considered on an individual bachelorsis, such as other educational achievements, professional qualifications, life experience and relevant skills.
We are able to consider applications from graduates on an individual bachelorsis. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 2:2 in their previous degree. If your degree is not in a relevant subject, we recommend that you consider undertaking some additional study in a relevant subject area such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology or Health and Social Care. You may also need to demonstrate recent study in a health related subject. If you have not previously studied human biology, we may recommend that you do so prior to commencing the course.
We accept Health related Foundation Degrees as an entry route to our nursing degree. Applicants must complete the foundation degree (Levels 4 and 5) with an overall distinction grade. Applicants must also have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above and ideally a Science GCSE at grade C or above. We do not accept equivalents to GCSE English or Maths. Other factors are also considered on an individual bachelorsis, such as other educational achievements, professional qualifications, life experience and relevant skills.
We require GCSE English at grade C or above.
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Nursing involves many skills, therefore work experience from a range of different areas is relevant, for example paid employment or voluntary work. This may include direct experience in a healthcare setting and/or other settings that involve the use of communication skills.
Application and selection
Applications for this course are made through UCAS
You can refer to our Application process
for further guidance
Please refer to the Application process
page for further guidance on the following:
How to apply
How your application is considered
Personal statement guidance
The following links provide further information:
Guidance procedure for applicants
Core competencies for Nursing and Midwifery students
We welcome applications from candidates returning to education. If you are returning to education, you should have completed some assessed study at level 3 in the five years prior to the start of the course.
If you do not have recent study but otherwise meet the academic entry requirements, we recommend you look into taking an Access to Higher Education course in a health or science related subject, or AS-/A-level or an Open University module (preferably in a relevant subject) in order to meet this requirement.
Due to funding arrangements and NHS contracts, international students cannot currently enrol on this course.
All offers of a place are subject to satisfactory health screening and an Enhanced Disclosure and bachelorrring Service (DBS) check (completed prior to registration). The health screening comprises completion of a detailed health questionnaire by the applicant and their General Practitioner and also a medical appointment with the University's Occupational Health Department.
In order to be admitted and continue on the course, you must be deemed as medically fit for both practice and theory by the Occupational Health Department. If you have any concerns about a health condition/issue and its impact on your ability to undertake the course please contact the Occupational Health Department as early as possible in the application process.
Tel: +44(0)161 306 5806
If your application is successful, the School requires you to comply with an Enhanced Disclosure and bachelorrring Service (DBS) check. The health screening comprises completion of a detailed health questionnaire by the applicant and their General Practitioner and also a medical appointment with the University's Occupational Health Department. For further information, including the process used by the School in the case of positive disclosures, see: DBS checks
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It is possible to defer your place in exceptional circumstances.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.
As a contribution to living, travel and childcare/carer costs, UK students starting on NHS funded programmes after 1st September 2012 can apply annually for an NHS Student Bursary.
Students may also apply for a student loan. Loans are normally reduced for nursing students as they have had their fees paid by the NHS. You may also qualify for other grants and bursaries from your local education authority or from the University of Manchester. For further information, see: Undergraduate Access Scholarships
Many students are dependent on financial contributions from their family so it is important to consider what your living costs might be. Information about accommodation options can be found on the Accommodation
Travel costs for placements can be expensive and should be included in your calculations. The Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive
can help you estimate possible public transport travel costs. If you qualify for a means-tested NHS bursary, you may be able to re-claim some of your travel costs.
If you opt to complete your Developing Independent Learning in Practice (DILP) placement at the end of year 2 either overseas or in a different UK setting outside of the Greater Manchester area, you will be required to self-fund any additional costs. Some students have been successful in applying for funding support from The Cavell Nurses Trust
We are bachelorsed in a new state-of-the-art building, housing seminar rooms, IT facilities, clinical and interpersonal skills laboratories and lecture theatres. The wider facilities of the University are of an excellent standard, with one of the best library collections and resources in Europe.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office
Graduates from the BNurs course have taken up a wide variety of positions in nursing in the UK and overseas. Career prospects are excellent, with significant opportunities for further professional development and specialisation.
There are numerous employment opportunities available within NHS Trusts and other settings for newly qualified staff. A UK registered nursing qualification is recognised in many countries around the world, and therefore provides potential opportunities for travel and work abroad. The NHS Careers website has more general information on careers in Nursing.
The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
(NMC), the UK regulator for nursing and midwifery professions. The primary purpose of the NMC is protection of the public. It does this through maintaining a register of all qualified nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses eligible to practise within the UK and by setting national standards for their education, training and conduct.
You must successfully complete the course and register with the NMC within five years of commencing the course. The five years will include any period of interruption.