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MSc - Master of Science
Why choose this course?
This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 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. 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. 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). Family role players are central to this learning experience. You will have a diverse range of quality placements where you will develop your nursing skills under the supervision of supportive practitioners. You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year.
What you will 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 children's nursing.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching methods include lectures, clinical skills sessions, seminars, tutorials, workshops, guided study, field trips and independent project work. Kingston University has well-equipped simulation suites where you can use clinical equipment and practise on mannequins and teaching models. In addition, simulated events related to children's nursing. Our academic staff and simulation and skills team have won both national and university awards for their innovative simulations. This course is split into 50% theory and 50% clinical practice.
After you graduate
This course enables you to join as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Once qualified, you will have a range of employment opportunities in leading NHS and independent organisations. Staff development and continuing professional development programmes support and encourage life-long learning.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Students normally need a health or science-related at 2.2 or above completed in the last 5 years. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above. They must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017), including English language and, maths (and a science subject is preferred), or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.
Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more
Full time | 2 years | SEP