Working as an integral part of the health care team, Children's Nurses deliver specialist nursing care to children and their families from birth to young adulthood. Children's Nurses practice in a wide range of settings ranging from intensive care units and family homes to delivering care in global emergency situations.
Inter-professional learning with students from a range of health care professional courses will encourage your awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the wider multi-disciplinary team and foster team working skills.
As a student nurse, you will undertake practice placement in a variety of settings including the new Glasgow Children's Hospital, community nursing and school nursing. These experiences will be supported by theoretical nursing knowledge and practical experiences developed in GCU's state-of-the-art inter-professional clinical simulation centre.
You will have the opportunity to undertake international placements; in recent years our students have embarked on placements in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Bangladesh.
A core feature of Children's Nursing is working in partnership with children and young people and their families with other health and social care professionals in order to deliver holistic, safe and effective family-centred care. On graduation, you will gain entry onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register as a Children's Nurse.
Values and Rights based Nursing practice, Health Improvement, Contemporary Health Care Delivery, Introduction to Evidence Based Practice.
Developing professional skills for child nursing practice, The context of care for Children, Young People and their Families.
Consolidating professional skills for child nursing practice, Continuing conditions in the context of children's nursing.
Honours level dissertation, Leadership in Interprofessional teams, Advancing the Application of Values Based Nursing Practice in Health and Social Care.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
SQA Higher: BBBB including English and a science and Nat 5 Maths and a Science at C
A level: BCC preferably including a science subject, and GCSE English language, a Science and Maths at C/4
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including English and preferably a science subject, plus Ordinary Level Maths at 02
IB Diploma: 24 points including a science plus Maths and English
College HNC: Science-based HNC will be considered. Applicants must have numeracy and literacy equivalent to National 5 level.
BTEC: Extended Diploma Applied Science, Biological/ Biomedical Science or Health Care related at DMM. GCSE Maths and English at C/4 is also required.
Accepted as equivalent to one Higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship.
Applicants are expected to have evidence of assessed study within the last 5 years. Selected applicants will be invited to attend one of our Applicant Days as part of the admissions process.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
English languageApplicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 with 7 in each element except Writing which is 6.5.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
On graduation you will gain entry onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register as a Children's Nurse.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.
**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
Additional costs for fee paying students
Self-funded students are required to cover the cost of the following:
- Uniforms, approximately £15 each. The number of uniforms you require depends on duration of your course and can range from two to four.
- Occupational health checks and vaccination, approximately £200.
- Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. New applications cost £59. Updates to existing scheme record costs £18.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.
Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.
The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.
We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.