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Nursing with Registration as a Children's Nurse MSc

UCAS code: B732

Key information

Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
2 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Working as a children’s nurse, no two days are ever the same. At King’s, we equip you with the skills you need to deliver excellent care to children, young people and their families, build relationships, and understand how to use research. Whether it’s decision making or medication management, we cover the topics you’ll depend on every day caring for children, young people and their families. We put your skills to the test during your placements with your host trust. Our wide-spread placement options mean you’ll treat a diverse range of children and families in trusts, nurseries and children’s services across London.

Key benefits

  • You will be studying at the No.1 nursing faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings).
  • King’s College London offers exciting opportunities with two world-class academic health science centres and renowned teaching hospitals providing maternity care.
  • Learn from a highly experienced, and enthusiastic team of educators, researchers and clinicians, who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions.
  • Our study courses are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics with a strong focus on promoting evidence-based care and appreciation of translational research.
  • 99 per cent of our graduates find successful employment.
  • Our children’s nursing students have fantastic placement opportunities caring for seriously ill children at world renowned paediatric hospitals such as Great Ormond Street or the Evelina London Children’s Hospital

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 King’s College Hospital, The Evelina Children’s Hospital and undertake a placement within the community.

Jenna, Child Nursing with Registration

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The overall aims of the course are to enable graduates to acquire advanced understanding, knowledge, skills and professional values in children’s nursing to enable them to develop, deliver, lead, evaluate and research healthcare practice. In addition, the course aims to ensure that nurses who graduate are skilled, competent, compassionate professionals who have satisfied the academic and clinical requirements and standards stipulated in the NMC standards of proficiency and the academic requirements of King’s College London for the award of a Master’s degree. Graduating students will possess the knowledge, skills and values to perform competently in the nursing care of children, young people and their families and carers in a range of settings. Placement opportunities in hospital and community ensure you experience the breadth of nursing care undertaken by a children’s nurse. The course will enable the student to develop knowledge and understanding of the following:

Course Aims

  • The evidence-base for children’s nursing practice.
  • Holistic identification and assessment of healthcare needs including formulation of plans and strategies for meeting healthcare needs and delivering child- and family-centred nursing practice.
  • Pharmacology and preparation for prescribing.
  • Information management and use of technology in healthcare delivery, and the role of the nurse in delivering digital health.
  • The essential physical and mental health needs of people of all ages.
  • Principles of leadership and management; patient safety; health economics; nursing procedures.
  • Medication management and pharmacology.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

NMC

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in nursing education. Formal online lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all students. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality evidence-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Flexible learning will be facilitated by the use of online lectures, interactive online workshops and seminars and face to face teaching focused on clinical skills and simulation. Innovative technology will be used to support your digital learning environment and ensure you make the most of the learning opportunities available to you.

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

37%

16%

47%

2

21%

41%

38%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of Registered Nurses. A variety of coursework, written and online exams are used to assess academic and practice learning. Clinical placement/outcomes are assessed via the completion of the Pan London Practice Assessment Document and are also recorded in the On-Going Achievement Record. Clinical hours are recorded and must be achieved as required. Numeracy is also assessed and must achieve a 100 per centage pass mark.

Below are percentages for the theory modules:

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

0%

0%

100%

2

50%

0%

50%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totaling 180 credits. The course is divided into three parts, as required by NMC Regulations. This enables progression points throughout the course where students must demonstrate the required level of clinical competency. Part 1: 45 credits. Part 2: 45 credits. Part 3: 90 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas.

Graduates who qualify from our courses also gain professional registration as a Children’s Nurse from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Many of our qualifying nurses go on to further study or gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

There are varied choices of career destinations from hospital and in-patient services, community services and teams, charity and independent sector, research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our children’s nursing graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in children’s nursing and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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The overall aims of the course are to enable graduates to acquire advanced understanding, knowledge, skills and professional values in children’s nursing to enable them to develop, deliver, lead, evaluate and research healthcare practice. In addition, the course aims to ensure that nurses who graduate are skilled, competent, compassionate professionals who have satisfied the academic and clinical requirements and standards stipulated in the NMC standards of proficiency and the academic requirements of King’s College London for the award of a Master’s degree. Graduating students will possess the knowledge, skills and values to perform competently in the nursing care of children, young people and their families and carers in a range of settings. Placement opportunities in hospital and community ensure you experience the breadth of nursing care undertaken by a children’s nurse. The course will enable the student to develop knowledge and understanding of the following:

Course Aims

  • The evidence-base for children’s nursing practice.
  • Holistic identification and assessment of healthcare needs including formulation of plans and strategies for meeting healthcare needs and delivering child- and family-centred nursing practice.
  • Pharmacology and preparation for prescribing.
  • Information management and use of technology in healthcare delivery, and the role of the nurse in delivering digital health.
  • The essential physical and mental health needs of people of all ages.
  • Principles of leadership and management; patient safety; health economics; nursing procedures.
  • Medication management and pharmacology.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

NMC

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in nursing education. Formal online lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all students. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality evidence-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Flexible learning will be facilitated by the use of online lectures, interactive online workshops and seminars and face to face teaching focused on clinical skills and simulation. Innovative technology will be used to support your digital learning environment and ensure you make the most of the learning opportunities available to you.

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

37%

16%

47%

2

21%

41%

38%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of Registered Nurses. A variety of coursework, written and online exams are used to assess academic and practice learning. Clinical placement/outcomes are assessed via the completion of the Pan London Practice Assessment Document and are also recorded in the On-Going Achievement Record. Clinical hours are recorded and must be achieved as required. Numeracy is also assessed and must achieve a 100 per centage pass mark.

Below are percentages for the theory modules:

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

0%

0%

100%

2

50%

0%

50%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totaling 180 credits. The course is divided into three parts, as required by NMC Regulations. This enables progression points throughout the course where students must demonstrate the required level of clinical competency. Part 1: 45 credits. Part 2: 45 credits. Part 3: 90 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas.

Graduates who qualify from our courses also gain professional registration as a Children’s Nurse from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Many of our qualifying nurses go on to further study or gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

There are varied choices of career destinations from hospital and in-patient services, community services and teams, charity and independent sector, research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our children’s nursing graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in children’s nursing and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
2 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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