Nursing is one of the most varied and challenging careers anyone can undertake. Nursing is frequently described as exciting and fulfilling; no two days are the same. Our MSc is your entry route through to nurse registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse in the child health field. Graduates in any discipline with recent health care experience can apply for our two year programme.

On completion you will progress on to a rewarding career and work in a range of healthcare settings nationally or internationally. Once you know a nursing career is for you, and you are ready for advanced level study, then join us on this tailor made programme which is designed to recognise the skills that graduates already have and build on these.

Key features

  • Access a range of child specific placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset spanning the health, social and educational sector working across an inter-professional hub.
  • Engage with a curriculum focusing on the acute and community care of children, young people and families.
  • Get involved in national and international research around sustainability, breastfeeding and urban and community family projects.
  • Create a professional digital footprint allowing collaboration with the nursing and inter-professional communities.
  • We’re very proud of our National Student Survey (NSS) 2018 return showing a 96 per cent overall satisfaction, 100 per cent of our students agreed that staff made the subject interesting and that 100 per cent of our students agreed that staff were good at explaining things.
  • Once graduated you are eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a ‘Registered Nurse – Child Health’.
  • Dedicated master’s level seminar and tutorial support time. Built around critical reflexivity (thinking deeply about the impact of our assumptions, values, and actions on others). The programme cumulates in a 40 credit systematic review module that prepares you to perform as a capable and autonomous practitioner, fit for registration in the child health field of nursing practice.

Entry requirements

  • You will normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons)) at 2:2 or above in any discipline
  • 750 relevant clinical practice hours gained within the last 5 years, working in health related environments, for example hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, and other community settings (subject to APEL/RPL)
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English, and Science. Please note the institution will also consider Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification.

In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required.

  • Please note we do not accept Key Skills or Functional Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English
  • Admissions test
  • Institutions own tests (written and numeracy)
  • Interview
  • Criminal records check (DBS)
  • Health check

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