The MSc in Children's Nursing enables you to develop a reflective, enquiring, critical and innovative approach to your professional practice. You'll further develop the knowledge and understanding with which to enhance your professional practice and advance in an analytical approach to care which is based on best available evidence. You'll also learn to understand the current structure of Children's Services Provision and the role of the nurse within that structure. You'll demonstrate your commitment to excellence in providing care for children and their families, as well as analyse future research needs within your area of practice.
Your studies should contribute towards improving the care provided for children, young people and the family. In addition, you'll enhance your life-long learning skills and personal development, enabling you to work with self-direction and originality as well as contribute to professional practice and to society. Distinctive features of this programme include: Meeting the education and training needs of employers and individuals through flexible part-time study;
- The taught programme is complemented by e-learning support and interactive online activities and is supported by expert children's nurses;
- Emphasis is on integrating theoretical approaches with the practice of Children's Nursing;
- Assessment uses innovative practice-based approaches such as mock clinical scenarios and reflective logs;
- Potential students can claim advanced standing for up to 50% of the programme (for suitably qualified applicants).
This programme is aimed at Children's Nurses who expect their career to remain primarily in child health care professional practice, are working in primary, secondary or tertiary clinical settings and who wish to continue their academic development to postgraduate level.
- Adolescent care.
- Childhood cancer nursing.
- Children's neuroscience nursing.
- Paediatric cardiac critical care nursing.
- Paediatric intensive care nursing.
- Advanced assessment of the presenting child.
- Practice development through individual learning.
- Managing the complex presenting child.
- Innovations for excellence in leading service improvement.
- Research in health and social care.
Prior to undertaking the final 60 academic credits, you'll undertake either a:
- Work-based project
- Systematic review
Employment prospects are excellent, with graduates gaining contemporary knowledge and skills which ensures their contribution to advancing professional practice in children's nursing.
Students will normally hold a Bachelor Honours degree and normally they will be on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) register with a children's nursing qualification (RN Child) with a minimum of three years post registration experience.
Fees and funding
The fees are payable on a yearly basis according to the number of modules being undertaken that year rather than up front for the entire course. You can be sponsored through CPPD contract arrangements with LSBU, have fees paid by your employer or fund yourself or use a combination. The fee arrangements can change on a yearly basis.
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Last updated October 29, 2017