We are introducing a new pre-registration master's degree course in Childrens Nursing, which will provide those with a relevant bachelors degree, with the opportunity to undertake a Childrens Nursing course leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. There are two stages to this course, the first being the one year Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Care and the second a two year MSc in Childrens Nursing. Applicants with a nurse registration (other than childrens nursing) may apply directly to the 2 year MSc. Alternatively you may be able to apply for some or all of the credit for the Graduate Diploma through submission of evidence of relevant certificated or experiential prior learning (AP(E)L).
Childrens nursing is a challenging but highly rewarding career choice. The focus of contemporary childrens nursing is working in partnership with parents to promote the health and wellbeing of the infant, child or young person, and, when necessary, provide direct care interventions. This is in a multidisciplinary context and includes working closely with other members of the care team, including doctors, physiotherapists, health visitors, social workers and teachers.
Studying children's nursing at Oxford Brookes is very popular. One reason for this is the significant investment that has been made locally in children's services. The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has a flagship hospital, dedicated to children's treatment and care. This provides an exceptional clinical environment in which to experience high-quality care of the child and family across a range of specialisms. In addition to the Children's Hospital, Oxford offers a broad range of other general and specialist children's care settings.
During your studies you will work in primary, acute and community care settings, with infants, children and young people with many different health care needs. The teaching team are all expert practitioners themselves and maintain very close links or hold joint appointments with your placement areas.
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: 5 years (maximum). Part-time route is not available to applicants entering the first year of the programme.
The course will be taught alongside the well-established and highly-regarded BSc (Hons) Childrens Nursing course offered by Oxford Brookes University.
Working at masters level, you will focus on developing a knowledge base in childrens nursing, which is evidence-based and strongly underpinned by research.
During Year 1, you will undertake a graduate diploma and then progress onto the masters route for Years 2 and 3. You may be able to enter directly into Year 2 by providing evidence of prior experience (AP(E)L) - this may include having a degree in a health/nursing related subject. If you wish to study part-time, you can complete the course over a maximum duration of seven years, undertaking the graduate diploma over two years and the master's route over five years.
You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of childrens nursing. This will be informed by scholarship and research as well as critical awareness of current issues/development in the field. You will acquire specific skills, knowledge and competence in relation to childrens nursing. Your learning will be enquiry focused, helping you to develop as reflective, innovative, confident and self-aware practitioners.
You will complete a masters-level research project involving primary data collection; a critical review of the literature; or other scholarly output.
Graduates from the course will contribute significantly to high-quality client care, the continued development of patient centred care/therapy, and theory-practice integration.
Upon successful completion of the MSc in Childrens Nursing , you will be able to:
English language requirements
If English is not your main language then you will also need to show that your English is at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
You will need
No work experience is required.
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