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Nursing (Children’s Nursing), MSc

If you're a graduate looking for a rewarding career as a registered children’s nurse, our innovative Master's in Nursing will help you achieve your goals.

Becoming a children's nurse requires a unique blend of sensitivity and skill. This MSc course offers clinical placements and a varied and engaging glimpse into the many possibilities for future careers.

Lessons on-campus take place in simulated wards in addition to lecture theatres and are taught by a first-class team of highly skilled, expert lecturers. Your clinical placements provide an opportunity to put your theoretical learning into practice, working alongside highly skilled and experienced children's nurses at the cutting edge of patient care.

You will experience the work of specialist services - from community nursing teams and children's emergency departments to on-going care services for children with long term and complex needs, including end-of-life care.

All nursing students on courses from September 2020 may benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. See more information.

This course is now closed for September 2021 applications.

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

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2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).
  • We arrange clinical placements with local NHS Trusts allowing you to learn alongside experienced professionals and satisfy the requirements of EU Directives.
  • The course will have joint approval for the University of Greenwich and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Nursing students may benefit from additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs.

What you will study

Like all universities, the University of Greenwich must develop our pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in line with the requirements as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (2018) standards framework for nursing and midwifery education. These standards underpin all education for nurses, midwives and nursing associates to ensure courses reflect the safety and needs of the public, the profession and our students. To do this we have a schedule of programme re-approvals, and this course and the module content is currently subject to this review process. We anticipate this to be finalised by January 2021 and will consult you of any further changes should they arise before the start date.

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About the course team

Welcome to our Nursing (Children's Nursing) MSc. Our teaching comes from a first-class team of skilled, expert and research-active nurse lecturers with excellent links with the NHS and other care providers.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree; normally a  2.1 in any subject
  • A minimum of three GCSEs, including English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Plus experience of working/volunteering in a health/social care setting for at least 450 hours within the past five years. Applicants will be required to provide evidence to verify their practice hours.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

In addition, candidates must attend an interview.

In line with NMC requirements, students without English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an IELTS examination results (academic or general), where the scores are at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and where the overall average score is at least 7.0.

If you are applying via UCAS please note that they will only accept references from a professional email address.

Students who require a visa to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for this programme.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Entry requirements for all the MSc pre-reg nursing programmes include completion of a portfolio of evidence prior to joining, which allows direct entry into the second year of our pre-reg cycle, and allows the NMC required hours of study and hours of practice from Year 1 to RPL. There is no RPL for any course to be completed while on the programme.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

Teaching

Teaching is delivered by a range of lectures, seminars and tutorials, involving group-based learning and one-to-one support, using the latest range of teaching methods and technology to support student learning. In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You will be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

The MSc involves a considerable amount of independent study.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. There will be a full-time placement each semester.

Assessment

On this course, you will be assessed by essays, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), reports, exams, and a practice assessment document.

Feedback summary

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We provide exceptional opportunities with clinical placements across the Children's Nursing spectrum. You will have the chance to be placed within renowned local NHS Trusts throughout London and the South East.

These placements will provide you with a vital opportunity to put your theoretical learning into practice, working alongside highly skilled and experienced Children's Nurses. These are practitioners at the cutting-edge of patient care delivering excellent services in acute and primary care settings. Your placements will also provide you with opportunities to satisfy the requirements of the EU Directives.

During your training, you will experience the work of specialist services, for example, in community Children's Nursing teams and children's emergency departments. This is in addition to on-going care services for children with long term and complex needs, including end of life care.

How long is my placement?

Placements last from 10-14 weeks, depending on terms.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful completion of the course brings first level registration as a qualified nurse. Children's Nursing graduates will be well-placed for swift promotion to senior and leading roles in nursing and healthcare sectors. These include posts such as advanced practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse consultants, nurse teaching, research and senior managerial and operational posts.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

We want to make the experience for our health and social care students as simple as possible, keeping costs to a minimum and ensuring our students get the best experience. To support our students on these courses we offer a package that includes free occupational health costs, including immunisations and a full uniform set.  Terms and conditions apply.

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