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University of East Anglia UEA: Children's Nursing - Pre-Registration

Institution University of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Health Sciences
Telephone 01603 591515
Study type Taught



Studying children’s nursing at UEA prepares you for a career that can be as varied or specialist as you choose. Children’s nurses work with children and young people between the ages of 0-19 years, and on occasion up to 24 years of age, whilst also working in partnership with families. Your career could see you providing health care for children and young people during and following an acute illness or injury, living with a disability or complex long-term health condition and supporting children to stay mentally and physically well.

Our innovative, accelerated course is ideal if you already have a degree and are looking for a fast-track into the nursing profession. Exposing you to theory and practice, our Master’s programme will build on your prior life experience, graduate attributes and enable you to qualify as a Children’s Nurse in just two years.

You will explore all aspects of nursing, gain experience working with children and young people requiring nursing care in a variety of settings, while working alongside other health, educational and social care professionals.

About This Course

With the NHS Constitution at its core, our MSc Children’s Nursing programme will offer you challenge to achieve your very best and provide you with the rigorous training you need to become a dynamic and progressive nurse.

Our Master’s course has been designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree and who demonstrate the personal attributes and commitment needed to pursue a career caring for others. Your time with us will help you develop into a nurse who’s not only committed, but who is also able to deliver the highest quality of person and family-centered care.

Informed by the four pillars of Advanced Practice you will be exposed to theoretical and practice-based learning addressing themes of Clinical Practice, Research, Education and Leadership ensuring you are equipped to pursue a variety of exciting career opportunities at the point of qualification.

The course includes skills and simulated practice training, lectures, workshops, independent online learning, self-directed study and placements in a variety of health, educational and social care settings. The course will help you develop high standards of patient and family-centered care and enable you to excel in the way you work with children, young people, their families and carers, maximising your contribution to the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Throughout the course you will undertake professionally supervised placements in a wide variety of care settings. Working closely with children and families, placements provide a fantastic opportunity to apply and develop your knowledge and skills in a clinical environment. Placements will also enable you to appreciate the importance of research, education and leadership in providing quality care.


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Master of Science - MSc (PG)

University of East Anglia

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