BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing and Social Work
- Pre-registration Nursing at Edge Hill University ranked top in the North West for learning resources and Social Work at Edge Hill University ranked top in the North West for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013;
- Eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified children's nurse and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a qualified social worker (subject to programme approval);
- Gain the academic knowledge and clinical skills to work within a range of social work and children's nursing services;
- Study a programme with a distinct inter-professional emphasis while undertaking placement opportunities in nursing, health and social work settings.
This innovative degree combines the specialist teaching of children's nursing and social work into one single honours programme.
Designed to respond directly to the demand for effective collaboration and inter-professional working, this programme provides you with a clear and thorough understanding of all aspects of health promotion and social inclusion, equipping you with the essential skills needed to support some of the most vulnerable people living in society today.
This degree will give you eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified nurse and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a qualified social worker (subject to programme approval).
In addition, by combining the core values of children's nursing and social work you will gain the knowledge required for a developing and integrated workforce, enabling you to apply your unique abilities as a children's nurse social worker.
Edge Hill University
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2014/15 Entry Requirements
280 UCAS Tariff points, plus at least five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent), including English Language and Mathematics. To find out how you can achieve this Tariff score, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.
Relevant natural and applied science subjects are preferred but not essential.
Eligible candidates must provide evidence of study within the three years prior to application.
All applicants have to meet the respective Professional, Regulatory and Statutory Body (PRSB) requirements for good health and good character.
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults'. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
How do I apply?
Apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.ac.uk.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply to find out more about the application process.
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Who is this course for?
The programme will meet the needs of those who wish to study for both a nursing and social work qualification in preparation for the challenge of working in the health and social care sector.
What will I gain from this programme?
You will be introduced to a range of academic, practice and clinical knowledge and skills enabling you to apply for registration as a qualified children's nurse and social worker. Integral to the programme is the acquisition of essential skills, knowledge and values of children's nursing and social work. You will develop the wide range of personal skills needed to be a successful professional and integrated practitioner and be introduced to the academic knowledge, practice and clinical skills required to apply for registration as a qualified children's nurse and as a social worker.
The inter-professional emphasis of the programme will prepare you for the real world of health and social care practice, where professionals work alongside colleagues from other professions.
How we will support you
You will be supported both academically and pastorally through the personal tutor system both whilst in University and whilst on practice placement. You will have access to technology enhanced learning opportunities.
Learning resources for health and social work students include over 23,000 books, journals and electronic resources, with access also available to facilities at several NHS study centres. A wide range of support is offered by Student Services, from an award-winning Careers centre to trained counsellors and finance and welfare advisors.
What will I study?
In Year 1 you will be introduced to foundation knowledge which includes an introduction to nursing in general as well as the specific field of children's nursing and social work.
In Year 2 there is a focus on the assessment of the health and support of children with health and/or social care needs .
Year 3 will prepare you to be an automonous practitioner, competent and safe for practice and ready to deal with the complexities of current health and social care practice, but also as a practitioner with a distinct identity as a nurse and social worker.
How will I study?
The programme is delivered through varied activities including lectures, lecturer/student led seminars, practice/clinical skills workshops, simulated learning, personal study, technology enhanced learning and practice placements.
Additionally, you will be taught by professionals from current practice, employers and, perhaps most importantly, service users, carers and their families who receive such services.
Central to the programme is the opportunity to undertake a range of placement opportunities in both nursing/health and social work settings across the three years of study.
Learning from practice and practice assessment is an essential feature to developing yourself as a competent and confident professional. Consequently, learning in practice is a central and compulsory element of the programme and is required by the nursing and social work professional bodies.
These placements will be undertaken in hospital, community and residential settings and include child, adult, mental health, learning disability clients in both nursing and social work practice areas.
Who will be teaching me?
The teaching team represent a range of qualified, research-active professionals with extensive experience of working in the health and social work sector.
Additionally you will be taught by professionals from current practice, employers and, perhaps most importantly, carers and their families who receive such services.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed using a range of formative and summative assessments including essays, exams, presentations and the compilation of a personal development portfolio. You will also be assessed in practice.
What are my career prospects?
This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be a competent and confident nursing and social work professional. Once qualified, you will be well placed to take up posts in a variety of health and social work settings, particularly in the integrated children's and young people's workforce.
On successful completion of the programme, you will gain eligiblity for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified children's nurse and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a qualified social worker (subject to programme approval).
Further study at Edge Hill University
Pre-Registration Undergraduate Professional Portfolio
This programme is part of the Faculty of Health and Social Care's pre-registration undergraduate professional portfolio. Other courses in the portfolio are:
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
- BSc (Hons) Midwifery
- BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work
- BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
For a comprehensive list of all undergraduate programmes offered by the faculty, including DipHE Paramedic Practice, BA (Hons) Social Work, and a range of applied health and social care awards, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/courses.
A Great Study Environment
Edge Hill University's new £14 million purpose-built teaching accommodation for the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Ormskirk Campus houses some of the best facilities for health and social care undergraduates in the country. Our learning resources are second to none, with leading edge clinical skills facilities including ward simulations with industry standard equipment. You will benefit from learning spaces including teaching rooms, an 860-seat lecture theatre, social learning spaces and several rooms recreating hospital environments.
Based in 160 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Edge Hill University campus is a unique and inspirational place to study. Industry standard resources and cutting edge technology combine to make an interactive and highly advanced teaching and learning environment.
Everything you could want is on one site with 60 acres of sport and leisure facilities, more than 1,700 rooms in halls of residence, and fantastic modern spaces in which you can study and socialise. There is also a University library, providing you with access to thousands of books, journals, online resources and extensive PC and media provision.
You will get all the support you need to succeed, reflected in Edge Hill University being ranked:
- Top in the North West for graduate employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2013;
- Top in the North West for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013 and Sunday Times University Guide 2013.
Fees and Finance
Academic Year 2014/15
If you are a UK or eligible EU student joining this degree in academic year 2014/15, you can expect your tuition fees to be paid by the Department of Health upon successful application to the NHS Business Services Authority.
You may also be eligible to apply for an NHS means-tested bursary, an NHS non-means-tested grant, and a non-means-tested Maintenance Loan from the Government. Additional grants may be available depending on your individual circumstances.
For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining pre-registration health and social care degrees at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/preregfinance2014.
Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.
Not got the entry requirements?
If you do not have GCSE English or Mathematics, or equivalent, you can take a certified equivalent (for example, with Learn Direct).
Please note, Edge Hill GCSE equivalency tests do not meet the requirements for this programme.
For personalised advice based on your circumstances, please contact us or come to an event.
Where can I find out more?
If you would like to receive a copy of our prospectus or be kept updated about forthcoming events, contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01695 657000.
If you want to attend one of our open events held throughout the year, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays to book your place.
You will also find Edge Hill University staff at many national careers fairs and UCAS events.
To find out more about pre-registration nursing training at Edge Hill University, including further information on placements, our clinical skills facilities and student support, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/nursing.
Still want more?
If you have any questions you would like to ask the programme team about this course, please contact:
- Brenda Roberts, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk Campus, Lancashire, L39 4QP
- Telephone: 01695 657083
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PUP1190 Integrated Practice Learning: Developing Capability (40 credits) enables you to learn and apply skills and knowledge within the University setting and on practice placements where you will experience direct work with people and other professionals.
PUP1191 Foundation Sciences for Nursing and Social Work (20 credits) provides an introduction to the life sciences that underpin nursing and social work. The focus of the module will be on the theory and application of biological, psychological, social sciences and the pharmacological contexts of contemporary practice.
PUP1192 Understanding Health and Social Work (20 credits) introduces you to the fundamental principles of nursing and social work. It explores the context, values and behaviours that underpin professional practice and is designed to prepare you in readiness for direct practice.
PUP1193 Introduction to Integrated Children's Nursing and Social Work (20 credits) explores the specific professional values and role of the integrated children's nurse social worker. This includes the legal and ethical framework underpinning children's nursing and social work and the importance of family centred care. You will be enabled to develop key skills in the assessment of the health and social needs of children and young people, their families and communities.
PUP1194 Law, Policy and Practice (20 credits) introduces you to the legal and social policy frameworks relating to nursing and social work practice. It considers legal systems, including nursing and social work legal duties and responsibilities, and the application of these to various practice settings. It will enable you to explore the relationship between the law and professional practice and examines the ethical and moral dimensions of applying the law in specific areas.
PUP2304 Integrated Practice Learning: Enhancing Competency (40 credits) gives you the opportunity to apply evidence based approaches to working within two discrete placements in the nursing and social work practice area. The specific focus for this module is to facilitate greater understanding of the challenges of teamwork within the context of inter-professional practice, culminating in you demonstrating your ability to practice with safety and effectiveness.
PUP2305 Social Theory and Applied Health Sciences 2 (30 credits) provides you with an opportunity to develop your theoretical understanding of key drivers which underpin the principles of nursing and social work. You will focus on the topic of health and social wellbeing and the contributory factors which determine the public health and social care agenda.
PUP2306 Research Practice in Health and Social Work (20 credits) is designed to facilitate your understanding of the core elements that underpin the research process and the application of research evidence to practice. You will develop, in this module, an understanding of the research process and the need for an evidence base to guide decision-making in health and social care practice.
PUP2307 Integrated Working in Acute Health and Social Work Settings (30 credits) prepares you to care for children and young people who have acute health and social care needs, either with a previous plan of care or as an emergency, in a variety of acute situations in primary and/or secondary care/universal services. This module will also begin to develop your ability to focus on critical reflection.
PUP3249 Integrated Practice Learning: Achieving Proficiency (40 credits) provides the opportunity for you to reflect on prior practice learning experiences, recognise current skill sets and identify areas for development in order that you are fully prepared for professional life. Further exposure to practice will enable you to develop the confidence to practice within nursing and social work and form an integrated perspective on these roles.
PUP3250 Social Theory and Applied Health Sciences 3 (30 credits) examines the pathophysiology and psychological perspectives and interventions available within the health and social care context. The module focuses specifically on two detailed themes - the disease processes in relation to body systems and working with adults across professional contexts.
PUP3251 Critical Reflection and Integrated Professional Practice (20 credits) enables you to further develop and integrate your knowledge and skills in nursing and social work through a range of taught and independent study. The module will engage you in reflective practice and further develop your ability to apply theory to practice in current health and social care delivery.
PUP3252 Integrated Working in Complex Health and Social Work (30 credits) prepares you to care for children with complex health and social care needs, either as an emergency or as part of a long-term, life-limiting condition in a variety of situations and environments. Utilising an enquiry/inquiry based approach to support the delivery of key theories and practical skills, which are research and evidence based, you will be enabled to care for and protect the child/young person with regards to their psychological, physical, mental, social and emotional needs.