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MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Child Health)

MSc Pre-registration Nursing (Child Health)

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pediatrics Children's Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

Nursing is one of the most varied and challenging careers anyone can undertake. Nursing is frequently described as exciting and fulfilling; no two days are the same. Our MSc is your entry route through to nurse registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse in the child health field. Graduates in any discipline with recent health care experience can apply for our two year programme.

On completion you will progress on to a rewarding career and work in a range of healthcare settings nationally or internationally. Once you know a nursing career is for you, and you are ready for advanced level study, then join us on this tailor made programme which is designed to recognise the skills that graduates already have and build on these.

Key features

- Access a range of child-specific placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset spanning the health, social and educational sector.
- Engage with a curriculum focusing on the acute and community care of children, young people and families.
- A 40-credit systematic review module prepares you to perform as a capable and autonomous practitioner, fit for registration in the child health field of nursing practice.
- Once graduated you are eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a 'Registered Nurse – Child Health'.


This module will advance student knowledge of medication, pharmacology and support of complex care medication optimisation.

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Entry requirements

You will normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons)) at 2:2 or above in any discipline; 750 relevant clinical practice hours gained within the last 5 years, working in health related environments, for example hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, and other community settings (subject to APEL/RPL); 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science. Please note the institution will also consider Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification. In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required. -Please note we do not accept Key Skills or Functional Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English; Admissions test; Two short interviews at an interview day; Criminal records check (DBS) and Health check.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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