Preparation for Children’s Nursing

Module summary

Module code: NURS1544
Level: 4
Credits: 30
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Health Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): Claire Winter



• Develop a range of fundamental nursing skills in order to deliver safe, patient-centred care.
• Introduce the underpinning knowledge and professionalism required for children’s nursing practice.
• Develop the knowledge and understanding required to promote and deliver care based on values required for professional nursing practice within a multi-cultural society.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1. Describe the underpinning knowledge required when competently undertaking fundamental nursing skills in order to meet individual patient needs.

2. Demonstrate an awareness of the personal and professional implications of providing nursing care.

3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the values and beliefs that underpin professional nursing practice within a multicultural society.

4. Discuss the concept of caring and its relationship with professional nursing practice.

Indicative content

Professional behaviour and awareness.
Awareness of own limitations in practice.
Values and beliefs clarification exercise.
Attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes.
Personal values and beliefs.

Nursing process and activities of living.
End of life care.
Physiological assessment.
Infection prevention and control.
Medicines management.
Defining compassion.
Fairness and equity.
Service users’ perspectives on care and compassion.
Concepts of care.
Autonomy, rights, empowerment, informed choice.
Values in the media.
Professional & statutory regulatory bodies and codes of conduct (NMC; CQC).
Confidentiality and documentation.

Assessment and care planning.
Identifying and monitoring the deteriorating patient.
Recognition of factors that impact on emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Communication skills.
Meeting hygiene needs.
Infection control.
Drug administration.
Supporting nutrition/ fluid balance.
Urinalysis / blood sugar monitoring.
Caring and compassion.
Adopting a professional approach.
Skills for partnership working.

Teaching and learning activity

Keynote lectures and skills sessions will be delivered to students across both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes.

• Scenarios, lectures, skills practice, VLE, role play.
• The VLE (Moodle) will be used as a platform for on-line activities, guided and independent reading to facilitate the development of evidence based knowledge.
Learning in Practice will involve the student in applying their knowledge and skills to care within their placement settings.


Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment Essay
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: Skills rehearsal, Scenario based exercises and discussions, Virtual Learning Environment exercises.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 1,2,3,4.
Grading Mode: Numeric.
Weighting: 100%.
Pass Mark: 40%
Word Length: 2,500.
Outline Details: The student will be required to discuss the values employed when delivering a fundamental aspect of nursing care
Last Item of Assessment Essay.