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PgDip / MSc Professional Practice: Children's Nursing

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time

Overview

The portfolio of pathways focusing on children and young people is designed to foster a purposeful and child-centred approach that makes a significant impact to children's services and student career satisfaction.

Modules are delivered as standalone at both undergraduate and masters level and you can access a number of modules within the children's nursing portfolio. In keeping with a philosophy of inter-professional working, a number of modules are designed to meet the education needs of the inter-professional team.

The course framework offers a flexible approach to the sequence and time-frame in which modules can be taken. This is negotiated on an individual basis with the pathway advisors. Please see the Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) prospectus for further details or contact Kerry Shewan: shewka@lsbu.ac.uk.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2-6 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

Year 1-6

  • Specialist pathway modules
  • Optional modules

Year 2-6

  • Specialist modules
  • Optional modules
  • Research preparation module

Year 3-6

  • Dissertation or practice project

The framework offers a flexible approach to study. Modules with a clinical focus at Level 7 include:

  • Principles of managing children's pain
  • Childhood cancer nursing
  • Paediatric cardiac critical care nursing
  • Paediatric intensive care nursing
  • Perspectives in adolescent care
  • Child and adolescent mental health awareness
  • Caring for children and young people with life limiting conditions

Employability

Employment prospects are excellent, with students gaining contemporary knowledge and skills making them fit for purpose.

Professional links

The staff in the Department of Children's Nursing all have links with clinical/practice areas and students and staff benefit from a number of joint appointments with children's specialist modules in a range of settings, as well as a tertiary children's hospital.

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course come from a range of children's nursing backgrounds working in children's services, primary care, the community, hospice and hospital settings.

How to apply

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2-6 years
Start date
September
Application code
3819
Application method

Apply through the online CPPD prospectus.

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.

Enrolment

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 Enrolment pages.

Fees and funding

Speak to your employer/Trust to discuss professional development funding for this course.