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Children's Emergency Nursing Level 6 6KNIF302

Key information

Subject area:

Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Course type:

Assessed Module

Credit level:


Credit value:



Available course dates:

From: 14 January 2025 To: 11 March 2025
Application deadline: 15 November 2024

Course overview

Children’s emergency medicine continues to develop as a distinct speciality requiring specialist trained practitioners to cope with an ever changing, unpredictable environment. Nurses working in this setting require a level of knowledge, skills and competence in both emergency nursing skills and in the care of children and young people. This course aims to critically evaluate current practices and facilitate new and shared knowledge through a process of assessment, intervention and evaluation of care.

This course is available at both Level 6 and Level 7. Please ensure you apply for the appropriate Level (you need to provide evidence of a BSc Hons degree to study at Level 7)

What does this course cover?

The aim of the module is to critically analyse and evaluate nursing care of children and young people attending emergency departments. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and evaluate specialist skills as well as critique their own developing role. Current issues facing practitioners will be explored as well as having the opportunity to review current research in depth to enable evidence-based practice to be applied.

What will I achieve?

Through this module you will have the opportunity to critically examine the knowledge base and practice skills required to competently care for children and young people in the emergency setting. Using contemporary knowledge and research you will be able to explore and evaluate the needs of the critically ill child and their families taking into consideration individual values and beliefs that may influence this process. You will also be able to consider the role of the nurse within the multi-disciplinary team when caring for children and young people in the emergency department.  Finally, you will be provided with an opportunity to reflect on personal and professional philosophies and beliefs as well as experiences in order to critique practice.

Who will I learn with?

Sheena Bynoe

Sheena Bynoe

Lecturer in Education

Who is this for?

The course is primarily for children’s nurses working in a children's A&E environment, however applications will also be considered from adult nurses who regularly see children in an emergency setting.

How will I be assessed?

3000 word essay providing a critical evaluation of the evidence for an aspect of care relating to the emergency setting.

What is the teaching schedule?

Term 2 - 14/01/2025, 21/01, 28/01, 04/02, 11/02, 18/02, 25/02, 04/03, 11/03

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £3400


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