PgDip / MSc Professional Practice: Children's Nursing

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time

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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.

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.

Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

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.

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.

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

Contact information

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Tel: 020 7815 7815

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