Children and young people’s nursing not only involves the child or young person but includes the wider family and community. Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills are vital, as well as the ability to engage with patients sensitively and minimise distress for all concerned.
Practice learning experiences are integrated into the course from Year 1, initially exposing you to care opportunities of people across the lifespan prior to focussing on areas providing a service to children
and young people in Year 2 and 3. These placements will allow you to contextualise your learning in the children and young people field of practice, whilst developing your professional knowledge and understanding required to care for children and young people and their families.
Year 3 focusses on the integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for working autonomously in your children and young people nursing field. This involves exploration of a range of mental, physical, cognitive or behavioural health challenges specifically focussing on neonatal, infant, child and young people.
2021 entry requirements:
3 Highers at CCC, preferably including English and a science subject plus English, Maths and a science subject at National 5 (if not held at Higher).
Applicants will be invited to attend a selection event. This will take the form of a tour of the facilities, an opportunity to meet academics and practitioners, and an interview. The selection process will provide candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to study at degree level.
Acceptance to all nursing and midwifery courses is subject to a health screening and satisfactory PVG clearance (previously an enhanced disclosure).
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