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Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner PgDip / MSc

Overview

Enhance healthcare

Our programme will develop your abilities in the field of professional practice, introducing you to complex issues, systematically and creatively, so that you may enhance a child's (and their family's) experience of health care. Diagnostic, assessment and prescribing clinical skills are core to the programme, alongside critical analysis and research.

We aim to provide life-long learning and personal development, enabling you to work with self-direction and originality, as well as to contribute to professional practice and society. Such is the future of paediatric nursing; more nurses are specialising in autonomous roles across a variety of clinical specialities, from primary through to tertiary care.

This course is one of the few of its kind in the UK. Students come from all over the world to be taught by some of the world leading experts in their clinical specialities. LSBU is leading in teaching Non Medical Prescribing, and has launched the UK's only Paediatric Non Medical Prescribing course. Numbers for the Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner programme are increasing year by year, and student feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

Why Children's Advanced Nursing at LSBU?

We have been delivering high quality, advanced nursing education for over 20 years.
This is a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredited programme. You will be working in primary, secondary or tertiary care clinical settings that require advanced nurse practitioners.
The course incorporates the UK's ONLY Paediatric Non Medical Prescribing course, led by prescribing experts within the field.
No.1 in the UK for graduate prospects in Nursing (Complete University Guide 2019).
Placements are arranged in students' own hospitals, or the opportunity for honorary contracts at leading London hospitals can be arranged.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
MSc - 3 years, PgDip - 2 years
Start Date
January; September
Location

Case studies

Modules

Core modules

  • Advanced Assessment of the Presenting Child (20 credits)
  • Applied Clinical Physiology (Neonate and Child) (20 credits)
  • Managing the Complex Presenting Child (20 credits)
  • Research in Health and Social Care (20 credits)

Franchised modules

Students can substitute the Advanced Assessment, Applied Clinical Physiology and Managing the Complex Presenting Child modules for two franchised modules at a local London Trust:

  • Advanced Assessment of the Critically Ill Child (40 credits)
  • Managing Complexities and Emergencies in Childhood: Developing the Retrieval Nurse Practitioner role.

These modules are for the more experienced paediatric nurse working in the critical care environment and want to enhance their skills within the Nurse Retrieval role, and applications need to be made directly with the relevant London NHS Trust.

Optional modules

  • Paediatric Non Medical Prescribing (40 credits)

OR

  • Two optional 20 credit modules from the LSBU Children's Nursing CPPD Portfolio

Students can exit here with a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner, OR continue with a Dissertation / Systematic Review / Journal Review for the full MSc.

Employability

This course provides focus and direction for nurses who wish to develop their career as a Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner. It is essential that all nurses undertaking this course have the skills necessary to ensure that they provide a safe and optimal standard of care.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Kate Davies

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Kate has been a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing since September 2015. She qualified as a children’s nurse in 1994, and since 2000 specialised as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology in several London Trusts.


Mike Wise

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing

Mike Wise is a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing in the School of Health and Social Care.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

A range of assessments are employed, including Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Observed Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA), seen examinations and written assignments. The assessment strategy employed is closely aligned with the RCN competencies needed to achieve RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner status and the Knowledge and Skills Framework.

Entry requirements

  • Normally applicants will hold a Bachelor Honours degree
  • Current registration on the NMC register with a Children's Nursing qualification
  • Three years post-qualifying experience
  • Current employment in a professional practice (minimum 15 hours per week)
  • You will also require evidence of employer support; an identified expert practitioner educated to Masters level as your facilitator; and dedicated clinical time to focus on practice based requirements

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
MSc - 3 years, PgDip - 2 years
Start date
January; September
Application code
3773
Application method

Apply for this course through the online CPPD prospectus.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS03
Total course fee:
UK/EU £7110
International £8750
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS05
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £4740International fee: £5833.33
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS07
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £10008
International £13125
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £2370International fee: £2916.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS01
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS06
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £2370International fee: £2916.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS02
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £2370International fee: £2916.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3773Session code: 1PS04
Total course fee:
UK/EU £10008
International £13125

Speak with your employer/Trust regarding professional development funding that may be available to you.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

 
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Tel: 0800 923 8888

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