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Nursing degree in the heart of London leading to professional registration as a Children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You will learn to care for children, young people and their families in hospital, community and primary healthcare settings.
Partnerships with world-class teaching hospitals.
Links with industry, health services and policy makers.
Excellent employability; our graduates are highly sought after nationally and internationally.
Renowned for the quality of our research work. World-class academics and gifted students from all walks of life.
Approachable, available and supportive staff.
UCAS code B730
Duration Three years
Study mode Full-time
Course type Single honours
Course accreditations Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
Five GCSEs grade C including English Language, Maths and Science required.
Science subjects preferred.
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
A-levels: BBB preferably including a Science subject. In addition,a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science.
Access to HE Diploma: Access to HE Diploma in either Health & Social Care, Nursing and Midwifery, or Science with 45 Level 3 credits inlcuding: 30 from units awarded at Distinction, 12 at Merit, and 3 at Pass. Maths and English modules should be taken within the Access Diploma if you do not hold GCSEs at grade C or above in these subjects. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any queries.
Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at M2 M2 M2 preferably including a Science subject. In addition, a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with ten modules at Distinction in either Health & Social Care or Applied Science. In addition, a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with four modules at Distinction in either Health & Social Care or Applied Sciences, and one A level at grade B. Preferred A level subjects include: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science and Psychology. In addition, a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science. NOTE: Topics studied in the BTEC should not cover topics already studied within the A level. For example, if taking A level Chemistry then the BTEC should not cover chemistry topics.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): M in either Health & Social Care or Applied Sciences, and two A levels at grades BB. Preferred A level subjects include: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science and Psychology. In addition,a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science. NOTE: Topics studied in the BTEC should not cover topics already studied within the A level. For example, if taking A level Chemistry then the BTEC should not cover chemistry topics.
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: ABBBB at Highers to include Science. Applicants must offer either 5 subjects including Mathematics , English and Science at Credit Level Standard grades at 1 or 2/Intermediate 2 grade C, or recognised equivalent.
International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 32 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 555 (preferably including a Science subject). Note the total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.
Grade 5 SL in both English, Mathematics and Science, if not offered at GCSE.
Note: Due to the way this course is funded, unfortunately only applicants with 'Home' or 'EU' fee status are eligible to apply. See 'fees and funding' note opposite for guidance.
Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants
Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants
Work shadowing/observation: Appropriate healthcare experience either or voluntary or paid is encouraged.
Interviewing: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a selection day, which will include tests of numeracy and literacy. Further details are available on our Selection Day pages.
Applications will be processed through UCAS. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection day before offers are made.
Application deadline: January 15th 2016
32 points overall with three Higher Level Subjects at 555
45 Level 3 credits: 30 must be from units awarded at Distinction, 12 Level 3 credits at Merit and 3 Level 3 credits at Pass
M2 M2 M2
Further information below
Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.
This innovative nursing programme leads to the award of a BSc in Nursing together with professional registration as a children's nurse. You will learn to care for children, young people and their families in a variety of care settings including primary healthcare, hospital and community settings. The integration of theory and research-based practice in the classroom and the clinical setting is emphasised throughout the programme.
The programme provides an academic and practical foundation that will act as a springboard for high quality nursing practice.
Half the programme is spent in clinical practice with placements providing opportunities to develop clinical skills.
Children’s nursing students with an interest in community nursing will have the opportunity to undertake increased clinical practice experience in placements outside of traditional hospital settings. If you are interested in these community nursing opportunities, please include details of your interest in your personal statement.
A comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods are used, each tailored to the particular area of study being undertaken, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. As a Faculty we aim to acknowledge the individuality of our students. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy and the teaching methods employed encourage and support self development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high quality research-based teaching.
The programmes include an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placement with our partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts together with private and voluntary organisations. Programmes are full-time and during clinical practice students work a shift pattern similar to that of the qualified nurse/midwife. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess students. Clinical practice is also assessed.
The Faculty is located in the heart of London on the Waterloo Campus on the South Bank of the river Thames. Close links are maintained with the major teaching hospitals and NHS Trusts across London as well as private healthcare providers. Nursing and midwifery students have wide-ranging and unique opportunities to gain experience in some of the most prominent hospitals in London, alongside other areas where healthcare is delivered. This affords students the opportunity to rehearse a wide range of skills, while applying their theoretical learning to practice situations, enabling them to progress their knowledge and understanding of the discipline. For more information about our partners please visithttp://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/partners
Nurses and midwives are involved in caring for vulnerable members of society and there is a necessity for all nursing and midwifery students to have enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosures. Prior to commencing the programme you must also have occupational health clearance. Students are not required to pay tuition fees for programmes leading to registration as a nurse or midwife.
This new and innovative programme aims to develop nurses who can provide outstanding care across a range of practice settings while meeting all of the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Nursing students undertake a range of modules which focus on quality care, cutting edge clinical skills, professional delivery and the knowledge and skills required to undertake them. You will learn the pivotal roles of the nurse as practitioner partner and leader. There will be a blend of college based activities which will underpin periods of clinical practice.
Degree students become increasingly clinically focused in their second year, extending their ability to influence patient care and team working.
During this year your modules will become increasingly clinically focussed. There will be an opportunity for a choice from a number of optional modules. Again, practice placements will allow you to apply the knowledge gained in your modules in a variety of clinical settings. There is an opportunity for international/national elective placement during the programme.
During this year you will undertake further placements to develop your practice as a nurse. In addition you will study a research module and complete a dissertation together with other clinically focussed modules which will relate to your practice.
As the number one school of nursing and midwifery in London, we enjoy an excellent reputation producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas. Students who qualify from our programmes gain professional registration as a nurse or midwife respectively from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. With excellent employability from our programmes, many of our qualifying nurses gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad. There is a varied choice of career destinations from hospitals to community/primary care, research to teaching, management to media. Whatever the chosen pathway, students will be well prepared to meet the challenges of a modern career in nursing and the complexities of tomorrow's healthcare.
Midwives who graduate from King's are actively recruited by both national and international employers. Many are involved in innovative practices and others work as independent midwives. Many return for further graduate study in midwifery or women's health.
"The course itself has been both challenging and enjoyable. It is divided equally between working on placement and studying at University. I've already had the opportunity to work at Kings College Hospital, The Evelina Children's Hospital and undertake a placement within the community."
"For me, working in a clinical setting and putting the theory I have learnt into practice is the best part of the nursing qualification. To care for young patients and to gain experience in the process, is a great learning curve and achievement."
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