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BSc (Hons) Nursing RN Child programme prepares students for professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council as a Children’s Nurse. The programme consists of four modules and two clinical placements each year, linking the essential theory and key practical skills needed to be a knowledgeable and compassionate nurse with a passion for caring for children, young people and their families.
The students are recruited from a variety of educational, social and cultural backgrounds. They bring with them a breadth of life experiences and many of the students are parents themselves or have had significant experience of hospital either as a carer or as a patient. This is reflected in both classroom and clinical practice as they are actively encouraged to share their experiences and support each other’s learning.
Cycle 1 observations took place during the delivery of a Year 1 / Level 4 module: Nursing Practice 1 (Child). This is the first module that is solely focused on Children’s Nursing and it is delivered following their first clinical placement so that they are able to reflect on their experiences and explore their learning needs further. The module introduces the students to the fundamental knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a Children’s Nurse.
The observations took place during the delivery of a Year 2 / Level 5 module: Nursing in Society (Child). Two different approaches to delivering more complex ideas were explored. The purpose of both observations were to focus on the students learning and explore when students have ‘light bulb’ moments and why this is.
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