As a Children and Young People’s Nurse you will work with individuals who have a diverse range of actual and potential Health and Social Care issues.

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Challenges include the vulnerability linked to the range of developmental stages children and young people go through. 

Children and Young People’s Nurses are in demand throughout the UK and abroad and have a key role in co-ordinating care along with family members, Teachers, Play Therapists, Doctors and Health Visitors.

Experience is gained in a full range of care settings in The North East of Scotland, Orkney and the Shetland Islands working with a range of patients. There is also an opportunity to undertake a European or Texas Exchange. 

Award

BN

UCAS Code

B731

Course Dates

September to July

Course Length

3 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Overview

Year 1

Year 1 is predominantly a generic year, learning through modules on Sciences for Nursing; quality Nursing Care; Global Health; essential skills with one field specific module - the essential concepts of Mental Health Nursing.

You also have one practice module (two periods of nine weeks each). 

Year 2

In Year 2. You will continue to learn the generic themes of quality about Health and Wellbeing as well as developing essential skills. There are two field specific modules which relate the Sciences to Children and Young People’s Nursing and the further development of Children and Young People’s Nursing practice. 

You will have practice in three different placement areas this year but these will be specific to Children and Young People’s settings. This amounts to 25 weeks in total.

Year 3

The final year continues with the same themes to a more complex level through three generic modules – Leading and Managing Quality Care; Health in Primary Care and essential Clinical skills. The two Mental Health specific modules develop the complexity of Sciences in relation to Nursing and Children and Young People’s practice.

There are two Children and Young People’s placements; one of 11 weeks and a final one of 12 weeks finishing in September.


Modules

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Please note, Year 4 ONLY applies to the Honours route.

Full-time

Year 1 -- Semester 1
Route A - B Nursing (Honours) Adult Nursing
  • Sciences for Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Essential Concepts in Adult Nursing
  • Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Initial Nursing Practice
    Route B - B Nursing (Honours) Mental Health Nursing
  • Sciences for Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Essential Concepts In Mental Health Nursing
  • Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Initial Nursing Practice
    Route C - B Nursing (Honours) Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Sciences for Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Essential Concepts In Children And Young People Nursing
  • Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Initial Nursing Practice
    Route D - Adult nursing
  • Sciences for Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Essential Concepts in Adult Nursing
  • Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Initial Nursing Practice
    Route E - Mental Health nursing
  • Sciences for Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Essential Concepts In Mental Health Nursing
  • Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Initial Nursing Practice
    Route F - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Sciences for Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Essential Concepts In Children And Young People Nursing
  • Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Initial Nursing Practice
  • Semester 2
    Route A - B Nursing (Honours) Adult Nursing
  • Cultural Competence And Global Healthcare Challenges
  • Essential Concepts in Adult Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route B - B Nursing (Honours) Mental Health Nursing
  • Cultural Competence And Global Healthcare Challenges
  • Essential Concepts In Mental Health Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route C - B Nursing (Honours) Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Cultural Competence And Global Healthcare Challenges
  • Essential Concepts In Children And Young People Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route D - Adult nursing
  • Cultural Competence And Global Healthcare Challenges
  • Essential Concepts in Adult Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing
    Route E - Mental Health nursing
  • Cultural Competence And Global Healthcare Challenges
  • Initial Practice In Nursing
  • Essential Concepts In Mental Health Nursing
    Route F - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Cultural Competence And Global Healthcare Challenges
  • Essential Concepts In Children And Young People Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing
  • Semester 3
    Route A - B Nursing (Honours) Adult Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route B - B Nursing (Honours) Mental Health Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route C - B Nursing (Honours) Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route D - Adult nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing
    Route E - Mental Health nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing
    Route F - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Initial Practice In Nursing
  • Year 2 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Adult nursing
  • Therapeutic Interventions In Adult Nursing
  • Delivering Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Intermediate Nursing Practice
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
    Route B - Mental Health nursing
  • Therapeutic Interventions In Mental Health Nursing
  • Delivering Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Intermediate Nursing Practice
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
    Route C - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Therapeutic Interventions In Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Delivering Quality Nursing Care
  • Essential Skills For Intermediate Nursing Practice
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
  • Semester 2
    Route A - Adult nursing
  • Improving Health and Well-being
  • Improving Health and Well-being
  • Sciences for Holistic Adult Nursing Practice
  • Therapeutic Interventions In Adult Nursing
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
    Route B - Mental Health nursing
  • Improving Health and Well-being
  • Improving Health and Well-being
  • Sciences for Holistic Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Therapeutic Interventions In Mental Health Nursing
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
    Route C - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Improving Health and Well-being
  • Improving Health and Well-being
  • Sciences for Holistic Children and Young People's Nursing Practice
  • Therapeutic Interventions In Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
  • Semester 3
    Route A - Adult nursing
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
  • Contextualised Nursing Practice
    Route B - Mental Health nursing
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
  • Contextualised Nursing Practice
    Route C - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Intermediate Practice In Nursing
  • Contextualised Nursing Practice
  • Year 3 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Adult nursing
  • Sciences For Advancing Adult Nursing
  • Delivering Safe Effective and Person-Centred Adult Nursing
  • Health In Primary Care
  • Complex Therapeutic Interventions In Adult Nursing
  • Leading, Managing And Researching Quality Care
  • Essential Clinical Skills For Professional Practice
    Route B - Mental Health nursing
  • Delivering Safe, Effective and Person-Centred Mental Health Nursing
  • Health In Primary Care
  • Sciences For Advancing Mental Health Nursing
  • Complex Therapeutic Interventions In Mental Health Nursing
  • Leading, Managing And Researching Quality Care
  • Essential Clinical Skills For Professional Practice
    Route C - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Delivering Safe, Effective, Person and Family-Centred Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Health In Primary Care
  • Sciences For Advancing Children And Young People's Nursing
  • Complex Therapeutic Interventions In Children And Young People's Nursing
  • Leading, Managing And Researching Quality Care
  • Essential Clinical Skills For Professional Practice
  • Semester 2
    Route A - Adult nursing
  • Delivering Safe Effective and Person-Centred Adult Nursing
  • Leading And Managing Quality Care
    Route B - Mental Health nursing
  • Delivering Safe, Effective and Person-Centred Mental Health Nursing
  • Leading And Managing Quality Care
    Route C - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Delivering Safe, Effective, Person and Family-Centred Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Leading And Managing Quality Care
    Route D - BNursing (Honours) Adult only
  • Delivering Safe Effective and Person-Centred Adult Nursing
  • Leading, Managing And Researching Quality Care
    Route E - BNursing (Honours) Mental Health
  • Delivering Safe, Effective and Person-Centred Mental Health Nursing
  • Leading, Managing And Researching Quality Care
    Route F - BNursing (Honours) Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Delivering Safe, Effective, Person and Family-Centred Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Leading, Managing And Researching Quality Care
  • Semester 3
    Route A - B Nursing (Honours) Adult Nursing
  • Delivering NMC Competent Adult Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route B - B Nursing (Honours) Mental Health Nursing
  • Delivering NMC Competent Mental Health Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route C - B Nursing (Honours) Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Delivering NMC Competent Children And Young Peoples Nursing (B Nursing Hons)
    Route D - Adult nursing
  • Delivering NMC Competent Adult Nursing
    Route E - Mental Health nursing
  • Delivering NMC Competent Mental Health Nursing
    Route F - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Delivering NMC Competent Children and Young People's Nursing
  • Year 4 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Adult nursing
  • Extended Study - Dissertation
  • Contemporary Unscheduled Care
    Route B - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Extended Study - Dissertation
  • Contemporary Unscheduled Care
    Route C - Mental Health nursing
  • Extended Study - Dissertation
  • Contemporary Unscheduled Care
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
    Students will undertake a practice module which is reflective of their theory elective and their field of study

  • Competent Practice in Acute and Unscheduled Adult Care Contexts
  • Competent Practice in Acute and Unscheduled Mental Health Care Contexts
  • Competent Practice in Acute and Unscheduled Children and Young People's Settings
  • Competent Practice in Adult Community and Public Health Contexts
  • Competent Practice in Mental Health Community and Public Health Contexts
  • Competent Practice in Children and Young People's Community and Public Health Contexts
  • Semester 2
    Route A - Adult nursing
  • Extended Study - Dissertation
  • Integrated Health and Social Care
    Route B - Mental Health nursing
  • Extended Study - Dissertation
  • Integrated Health and Social Care
    Route C - Children and Young People's nursing
  • Extended Study - Dissertation
  • Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Your Nursing degree is taught over three years and three Semesters, with forty-five weeks of the year either in University or on placement in Health and Social Care settings. The exit Award is a Bachelor of Nursing Children and Young People and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the field of Children and Young People. The theory and practice elements are divided equally in terms of time. 

    In each year you will study six modules which are divided up throughout the year. These will be a mixture of generic modules with all fields of practice and field specific modules. This includes theory and practice modules.

    All modules are cumulatively assessed and must be passed to progress through the course.

    Year 4 activity summary

    Lectures

    • Approximately 220 students per group
    • Six hours per week

    Tutorials

    • Approximately 45 students per group
    • 6 - 12 hours per week

    Practical class or workshop

    • Approximately 30 students per group
    • Six hours per week

    Placement / Work Based Learning              

    • Number in a group will vary depending on how many students are in each placement
    • 37.5 hours per week when in placement area
    • This will normally follow shift patterns over seven days.

    Independent study summary

    You are expected to be able to manage your learning with support. The course will be delivered face to face in lectures and tutorials as well as online and you will be required to access and complete all elements of the course. You will be considered adult learners who need to have strong skills of organisation and self-direction, therefore self-study time will be an important part of your success, including learning in practice settings.

    Staff delivering this course

    Our staff feature in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union.

    Most of the lecturers who teach on this course are qualified Nurses themselves and have a wide range of educational and research experience from varied Healthcare settings.

    The School also has strong links with practice and some of the teaching will be undertaken by Nursing and Healthcare staff who work locally. We also work with e-learning Advisors who support all our teaching and learning activities.

    Facilities

    • Purpose built Clinical Skills Centre
    • Ward Area
    • University Library
    • Georgina Scott Sutherland  Learning Centre
    • Student Support Services

    How you are assessed

    Typically students are assessed each semester:

    • One written exam per year, average time of exam two and a half hours
    • Three written assignments, including one essay per year
    • One Project Output
    • One Practical Skills Assessment – OSCEs per year
    • Two to three practice placements per year

    Feedback

    We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

    Academic Support

    The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

    Study Skills Support

    The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

    • Academic Writing
    • Study Skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
    • Maths And Statistics
    • English Language
    • Information Technology Support

    More on Study Support

    SQA Higher: CCC. Higher English and a science subject are recommended. English, Maths and a science subject are required at National 5 grade C or above if not held at Higher.

    GCE A Level: CC. A Level English and a science subject are recommended. English, Maths and a science subject are required at GCSE grade 5/C or above if not held at A Level.

    Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H4H4. Higher English and a science subject are recommended. English, Maths and a science subject are required at grade O3 or above if not held at Higher.

    IB Diploma: 24. Higher Level English and a science subject are recommended. English, Maths and a science subject are required at Standard Level grade 3 if not held at Higher.

    Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

    Interview: Applicants will be invited to attend a selection event. This will take the form of a tour of the facilities, an opportunity to meet academics and practitioners and an interview. The selection process will provide candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to study at degree level.

    Additional Information: If your qualifications are not in the required subject areas, ask about the Selection Plus Strategy. If you have a first degree which is relevant to nursing, you may be eligible for advanced entry.

    Special Requirements: Acceptance to all nursing and midwifery courses is subject to a health screening and a satisfactory PVG clearance (previously an enhanced disclosure).

    English Language

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 7.0, or an equivalent.

    English Language requirements

    * All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

    You will take part in up to 25 weeks compulsory practice per year within two to three placement experiences.

    The Student Placement and Support Manager will allocate placements throughout Grampian, Orkney and Shetland for all students.

    More on placements

    ERASMUS student exchange visits are offered in Year 3.

    There is an option in Year 3 of the course to apply for a visit to Healthcare settings in a European country including Finland, Norway, Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain. This is for a 12 week period and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to experience Healthcare in another country.

    Grampian Houston Exchange

    The Grampian Houston Exchange is an exchange programme providing opportunities to gain experience in Houston, USA and to host the experiences of students coming from Houston for two weeks in the summer.

    More on Study Abroad

    Professional Accreditation

     Graduates are eligible to register as a Registered Nurse with a mark denoting their field of practice.

    Students from Scotland should apply to SAAS for a non means-tested Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary:

    Students from England can apply to Student Finance England for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan:

    Students from Wales and Northern Ireland can apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan, maintenance grant and maintenance loan:

    For Academic Year 2018/2019

    Rest of UK Students

    • £6,750 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2017/2018

    Rest of UK Students

    Full-time

    • £6,750 per academic year

    Disclaimer

    Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

    For further information see Student Finance pages

     

    All applicants for Nursing and Midwifery courses must apply online:

    Apply online via UCAS

    It is important that you keep track of your application process using the UCAS website, as it will update you on whether you have been offered a place from the University. It is also where you should respond to offers and receive confirmation of your place within your chosen course, rather than contacting the institution in the first instance.

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions

    The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

    The balance of care across the fields of nursing is shifting from being hospital based to the community, with care being provided in a variety of settings by nurses in community based roles. As a children and young people’s nurse you will be looking after not only the individual with a health care need, but their families and carers, providing education and support to those who require nursing input.

    The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

    Other Fees and Charges

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