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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse - Child) BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse - Child)

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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Welcome to BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse - Child)

Nurses perform a vital role in 21st Century healthcare, in both primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and profiling healthcare needs of communities.

The University of Lincoln recognises the challenges facing current and future healthcare and nursing practice, offering three distinct nursing programmes specialising in adult, child, and mental health.

Our professionally-accredited programmes enable students to become registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programmes aim to prepare students to become fit for practice in accordance with the NMC's Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education and be eligible to register as a qualified nurse. Students are encouraged to become confident, critically analytical advocates of excellence in nursing practice within their respective specialisms.

The School of Health and Social Care works with employers to provide employees with the opportunity to study for an undergraduate BSc (Hons) Nursing degree through an apprenticeship route, funded by the Government and your employer.

The University of Lincoln also offers an 18-month top up degree on an apprenticeship or self-funded route. Find out more about these options online: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/shsc/apprenticeships/bscnursingapprenticeship/

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered Nurse - Child)

Nurses perform a vital role in 21st Century healthcare, in both primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and profiling healthcare needs of communities.

The University of Lincoln recognises the challenges facing current and future healthcare and nursing practice, offering three distinct nursing programmes specialising in adult, child, and mental health.

Our professionally-accredited programmes enable students to become registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programmes aim to prepare students to become fit for practice in accordance with the NMC's Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education and be eligible to register as a qualified nurse. Students are encouraged to become confident, critically analytical advocates of excellence in nursing practice within their respective specialisms.

The School of Health and Social Care works with employers to provide employees with the opportunity to study for an undergraduate BSc (Hons) Nursing degree through an apprenticeship route, funded by the Government and your employer.

The University of Lincoln also offers an 18-month top up degree on an apprenticeship or self-funded route. Find out more about these options online: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/shsc/apprenticeships/bscnursingapprenticeship/

How You Study

Our nursing courses are offered over three academic years, consisting of 45 weeks of study per year. They utilise a range of teaching and learning styles. Students spend half of their time studying at the University and the other half gaining practical
experience in nursing.

The theoretical and clinical elements of the course are centred on the NHS values of working together for patients; respect and dignity; commitment to quality care; compassion; improving lives; and everyone counts.

First-year modules aim to provide the core foundation skills for adult, child, or mental health nursing, with a focus on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and social sciences. This is built upon in the second year, where students can develop professional skills and apply ethical principles to rational decision-making.

During the final year of the degree, students are able to explore the theory behind leading and managing complex nursing care, and consider the theory and practice of innovative and transformational change in preparation for their final project.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

Our nursing courses are offered over three academic years, consisting of 45 weeks of study per year. They utilise a range of teaching and learning styles. Students spend half of their time studying at the University and the other half gaining practical
experience in nursing.

The theoretical and clinical elements of the course are centred on the NHS values of working together for patients; respect and dignity; commitment to quality care; compassion; improving lives; and everyone counts.

First-year modules aim to provide the core foundation skills for adult, child, or mental health nursing, with a focus on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and social sciences. This is built upon in the second year, where students can develop professional skills and apply ethical principles to rational decision-making.

During the final year of the degree, students are able to explore the theory behind leading and managing complex nursing care, and consider the theory and practice of innovative and transformational change in preparation for their final project.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Health and Social Care

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme.  We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year. 

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence.  At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

The School of Health and Social Care, situated in the Sarah Swift Building on the Brayford Campus, looks forward to welcoming you. You will be joining a very active and supportive learning community of staff and students.  The BSc (Hons) Nursing degree prepares students for the vital role of nurses in 21st Century healthcare, in both primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and profiling healthcare needs of communities. Our professionally accredited programmes enable students to become registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). A focus on registration and employability is taken throughout the programme and you will be taught by academics and researchers with both practical experience and professional links in the health sector. 

Face-to-face teaching sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, clinical workshops and specialist teaching activity. All face-to-face teaching will take place at the Brayford Campus. In Year One there are four modules taught across the year with a focus on core foundation skills for nursing (for example anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and social sciences). In Year Two this is built on to support you in developing professional skills for nursing and in Year Three you will study issues in relation to complex nursing care and innovative and transformational change. Whilst the pattern may vary across modules, the principle of a mix of face-to-face and online provision will be maintained across your programme of study. For example, skills teaching will take place face-to-face in our clinical teaching suites in the Sarah Swift Building, with stringent processes in place to ensure the safety of all those involved.

Work placement are designed to meet the challenges of working in a rapidly changing clinical environment in hospitals, GP surgeries and community settings.   All placement providers ensure that processes are in place to ensure your safety. You are responsible for your own travel, accommodation and general living cost related to placements, with some circumstance in which some costs may be able to be reclaimed from NHS Bursaries however, the University will provide uniforms for your practice placements.  There will be an opportunity for an elective placement at home or internationally and we will review their availability in line with any COVID guidance at the time. The safety of our students and staff is paramount.  

Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard will host module information, learning materials, guidance, resources, readings and additional resources to support your learning.  This includes full details of the assessment for each module. We use a range of assessment methods, including assignment, projects, tests, groupwork and individual presentations. Each module of learning will be delivered by a small team of staff who will provide you with guidance and support, including tutorials to help you make the most of the learning opportunities presented in each module. You will also have a personal tutor to support you throughout the programme and a Subject Librarian and workshops and on-line programmes to support your knowledge and skills in completing your assessments. If due to changing COVID restrictions we need to make any changes to the planned programme we will communicate with  you via the University or the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Nursing. 

We would like to remind you of the importance of your occupational health screening. Once we have confirmation of your qualifications, you will (or already have) receive a request for your occupational health screening with our local provider based within the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.  We operate some very tight deadlines and these must be adhered to as failure to meet these may result in your offer being withdrawn so please do respond to any such requests promptly to avoid delays in you being able to commence your placement.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support.  Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home!

To kick-off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Reps are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/accommodation/ 

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the  agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at kgrafton@lincoln.ac.uk

Very best wishes,

Dr Kate Grafton

Head of School of Health and Social Care

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Fundamental nursing care 2022-23NUR1030MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop fundamental nursing care skills including the principles of communication, health and safety, support of vulnerable people, introduction to biosciences and pharmacology, moving and handling, and basic life support. It has been designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical introduction to the skills and knowledge underpinning contemporary nursing practice. Students can engage in hands on clinical skills sessions to develop and gain confidence in preparation for the first placement. This module will deliver and assess your mandatory training requirements to ensure that you are appropriately prepared for your first practice learning experience.CoreHolistic person-centred childrens nursing care 2022-23NUR1034MLevel 42022-23This module aims to help students to build on skills developed in their first placements, to further their understanding of holistic children and young peoples nursing practice. By applying this approach to children's nursing care, students should be able to identify factors which may place children and young people at risk of harm and vulnerability. Students can learn how to work in partnership with people, to provide child and family-centred, non-discriminatory care, within professional, ethical and legal frameworks. This will include the mandatory reporting duties to escalate concerns about people at risk of harm at any stage of the lifespan. Students will be supported to demonstrate their understanding of the issues involved in providing care and support to children, young people and their families; empowering people to make decisions about their own health and care needs.CoreNursing and the interprofessional team 2022-23NUR1031MLevel 42022-23Health professionals work with a wide range of different people; including other professionals, colleagues, families, carers, and the general public. Cohesive interprofessional teamwork is essential to facilitate successful and integrated healthcare services. Interprofessional teamwork is the means by which different healthcare professionals bring together their diverse knowledge, skills, and talents to collaborate and achieve a common goal. It is important that students are able to recognise and understand other professional roles and responsibilities, to interprofessional teamwork for the benefit of patients and their care experience.CorePersonal Development and Resilience 2022-23NUR1033MLevel 42022-23This module aims to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges that are involved when starting on the journey to become a registered nurse. It explores the theory, philosophy, and concepts of personal development and resilience. Students can gain an insight into how you learn and respond in a range of different situations that have relevance to healthcare settings. Students are supported to develop their academic study skills, non-technical nursing skills, and personal resource skills, all of which are crucial to prepare you for both your academic and practice-based learning. Techniques for applying theory to practice can be demonstrated and enabled through workshops and facilitated discussions. Students can develop their own individual learning plan, utilise a range of validated questionnaires, and engage with a variety of supervisory techniques to inform and aid development across the programme.CoreAssessing needs, planning and coordinating care 2023-24NUR2037MLevel 52023-24This module has been developed to build knowledge of person centred holistic care planning, and develop clinical skills to enable students to undertake a comprehensive assessment of a persons needs. It aims to introduce the nurses role in prioritising the needs of people when assessing and reviewing their mental, physical, cognitive, behavioural, social, and spiritual needs. The module aims to provide the skills to identify priorities and requirements for person-centred and evidence-based nursing interventions and support. Personalised care and support planning is a process in which the person is an active and equal partner, therefore requiring health professionals at times to act as an advocate. Students can learn how to work in partnership with people to develop person-centred care plans that take into account peoples life circumstances, characteristics, and preferences.CoreHealthcare Sciences 2023-24NUR2038MLevel 52023-24This second year module explores in greater depth a full range of health sciences. It provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of pathology, sociology, and health psychology which impact on an individual's health. Students can develop an appreciation of the interplay between the health sciences - essential in order to comprehend the biopsychosocial model of health. The application of this model is significant in health care as it broadens the scope to which health and illness can be examined and understood within clinical practice. Comprehension of the health sciences collectively acknowledges the patient as a person with an individual lifestyle and not simply as someone with a disease which has deviated them from normal functioning.CorePromoting health and preventing ill health 2023-24NUR2039MLevel 52023-24The Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health module focuses on supporting individuals with their health and lifestyle choices. Students have the opportunity to enhance their skills in motivating, facilitating, and communicating change, whilst continuously promoting empowerment with individuals. It aims to develop knowledge on the best practices for promoting the health, and the psychological and emotional wellbeing of individuals. Students can consider how the social determinants of health and mental health impact on an individuals ability to make positive health choices.CoreProviding and evaluating care 2023-24NUR2040MLevel 52023-24This module has been designed to promote high quality, evidence based, and person-centred nursing practice; ensuring safe and effective care delivery. It explores core elements of the nursing process which can progress knowledge of the assessment and the planning of care, as well as the implementation and subsequent evaluation of the care provided. Students are required to act in the capacity of a role model for others and evaluate the quality of care provided by yourself and others, including lay carers and members of the interprofessional team. This module can enable students to assess and prioritise the changing needs of people, facilitate safe discharge or transition between care services, and provide high quality care at the end of life. Underpinning care are the professional values and responsibilities of the nurse, which can be further explored in relation to improving quality of care and services and lifelong learning.CoreBeing an accountable professional (nursing L6) 2024-25NUR3044MLevel 62024-25This module places a focus on the transition from student nurse to registered nurse. Students are supported to develop the skills needed to become resilient and have the ability to deal with the difficult decisions which are part of every day care situations, particularly in a climate of challenging political and economic constraints. It demonstrates how the concepts of responsibility, accountability, and autonomy are intrinsically linked in determining the scope of nursing practice. Nurses hold positions of responsibility and are, therefore, expected to be accountable for their practice. The module examines how responsibility and accountability are the cornerstones of professional nursing and midwifery practice, and are represented as a key principle in The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates (NMC, 2015, updated 2018).CoreInnovation to transformation in nursing practice 2024-25NUR3045MLevel 62024-25Throughout this module offers an examination of contemporary leadership and transformation of change issues that impact on health and social care. Students are encouraged to explore and evaluate a variety of approaches to change management and reflect on personal styles and values-based practice in a range of situations. Students can critically reflect on their own qualities as leaders of change and develop core skills to increase leadership potential in order to become a confident leader, participant, and manager of change when starting a career. The module focuses on identifying the need for innovation and considers ideas for transformational practice as well as recognising the practicalities and challenges that this presents. Students can use their understanding of the theory and practice of making a transformation in a clinical service in order to design, implement, and evaluate a service transformation project.CoreLeadership and practice education (nursing) 2024-25NUR3046MLevel 62024-25The purpose of this module is to explore aspects of leadership and management in health, alongside the practical skills for facilitating practice-based learning. It aims to prepare students to become a practice supervisor in the future. Students can gain an understanding of management and leadership theories and how human factors can influence and impact upon organisational culture, service delivery, and care quality. The module enables the further development of knowledge of how to function effectively as a member of a team, motivating and supporting your colleagues. This module explores critical and constructive reflection as a registered healthcare professional; preparing students for lifelong personal and professional development. This can involve practising coaching and supervision skills and techniques, to support and facilitate the development of others.CoreLeading and managing complex childrens care 2024-25NUR3050MLevel 62024-25This module will support students to develop the skills required to lead and manage complex care of children and young people. By examining the complex needs of children and their families, students will be expected to critically evaluate some of the challenges in provision of complex care and the comorbidities associated with complex care needs, pharmacology and end of life care needs. This module also allows students to think theoretically about concepts such as prioritisation and delegation and how to safely and effectively lead the care of a group of people; ensuring effective communication with others and the appropriate assignment of care responsibilities. This module will also support students to develop safe and effective clinical skills to meet the complex care needs of children and young people, within the simulated practice environment, prior to students' final practice based learning placement.Core

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Fundamental nursing care 2021-22NUR1030MLevel 42021-22This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop fundamental nursing care skills including the principles of communication, health and safety, support of vulnerable people, introduction to biosciences and pharmacology, moving and handling, and basic life support. It has been designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical introduction to the skills and knowledge underpinning contemporary nursing practice. Students can engage in hands on clinical skills sessions to develop and gain confidence in preparation for the first placement. This module will deliver and assess your mandatory training requirements to ensure that you are appropriately prepared for your first practice learning experience.CoreHolistic person-centred childrens nursing care 2021-22NUR1034MLevel 42021-22This module aims to help students to build on skills developed in their first placements, to further their understanding of holistic children and young peoples nursing practice. By applying this approach to children's nursing care, students should be able to identify factors which may place children and young people at risk of harm and vulnerability. Students can learn how to work in partnership with people, to provide child and family-centred, non-discriminatory care, within professional, ethical and legal frameworks. This will include the mandatory reporting duties to escalate concerns about people at risk of harm at any stage of the lifespan. Students will be supported to demonstrate their understanding of the issues involved in providing care and support to children, young people and their families; empowering people to make decisions about their own health and care needs.CoreNursing and the interprofessional team 2021-22NUR1031MLevel 42021-22Health professionals work with a wide range of different people; including other professionals, colleagues, families, carers, and the general public. Cohesive interprofessional teamwork is essential to facilitate successful and integrated healthcare services. Interprofessional teamwork is the means by which different healthcare professionals bring together their diverse knowledge, skills, and talents to collaborate and achieve a common goal. It is important that students are able to recognise and understand other professional roles and responsibilities, to interprofessional teamwork for the benefit of patients and their care experience.CorePersonal Development and Resilience 2021-22NUR1033MLevel 42021-22This module aims to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges that are involved when starting on the journey to become a registered nurse. It explores the theory, philosophy, and concepts of personal development and resilience. Students can gain an insight into how you learn and respond in a range of different situations that have relevance to healthcare settings. Students are supported to develop their academic study skills, non-technical nursing skills, and personal resource skills, all of which are crucial to prepare you for both your academic and practice-based learning. Techniques for applying theory to practice can be demonstrated and enabled through workshops and facilitated discussions. Students can develop their own individual learning plan, utilise a range of validated questionnaires, and engage with a variety of supervisory techniques to inform and aid development across the programme.CoreAssessing needs, planning and coordinating care 2022-23NUR2037MLevel 52022-23This module has been developed to build knowledge of person centred holistic care planning, and develop clinical skills to enable students to undertake a comprehensive assessment of a persons needs. It aims to introduce the nurses role in prioritising the needs of people when assessing and reviewing their mental, physical, cognitive, behavioural, social, and spiritual needs. The module aims to provide the skills to identify priorities and requirements for person-centred and evidence-based nursing interventions and support. Personalised care and support planning is a process in which the person is an active and equal partner, therefore requiring health professionals at times to act as an advocate. Students can learn how to work in partnership with people to develop person-centred care plans that take into account peoples life circumstances, characteristics, and preferences.CoreHealthcare Sciences 2022-23NUR2038MLevel 52022-23This second year module explores in greater depth a full range of health sciences. It provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of pathology, sociology, and health psychology which impact on an individual's health. Students can develop an appreciation of the interplay between the health sciences - essential in order to comprehend the biopsychosocial model of health. The application of this model is significant in health care as it broadens the scope to which health and illness can be examined and understood within clinical practice. Comprehension of the health sciences collectively acknowledges the patient as a person with an individual lifestyle and not simply as someone with a disease which has deviated them from normal functioning.CorePromoting health and preventing ill health 2022-23NUR2039MLevel 52022-23The Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health module focuses on supporting individuals with their health and lifestyle choices. Students have the opportunity to enhance their skills in motivating, facilitating, and communicating change, whilst continuously promoting empowerment with individuals. It aims to develop knowledge on the best practices for promoting the health, and the psychological and emotional wellbeing of individuals. Students can consider how the social determinants of health and mental health impact on an individuals ability to make positive health choices.CoreProviding and evaluating care 2022-23NUR2040MLevel 52022-23This module has been designed to promote high quality, evidence based, and person-centred nursing practice; ensuring safe and effective care delivery. It explores core elements of the nursing process which can progress knowledge of the assessment and the planning of care, as well as the implementation and subsequent evaluation of the care provided. Students are required to act in the capacity of a role model for others and evaluate the quality of care provided by yourself and others, including lay carers and members of the interprofessional team. This module can enable students to assess and prioritise the changing needs of people, facilitate safe discharge or transition between care services, and provide high quality care at the end of life. Underpinning care are the professional values and responsibilities of the nurse, which can be further explored in relation to improving quality of care and services and lifelong learning.CoreBeing an accountable professional (nursing L6) 2023-24NUR3044MLevel 62023-24This module places a focus on the transition from student nurse to registered nurse. Students are supported to develop the skills needed to become resilient and have the ability to deal with the difficult decisions which are part of every day care situations, particularly in a climate of challenging political and economic constraints. It demonstrates how the concepts of responsibility, accountability, and autonomy are intrinsically linked in determining the scope of nursing practice. Nurses hold positions of responsibility and are, therefore, expected to be accountable for their practice. The module examines how responsibility and accountability are the cornerstones of professional nursing and midwifery practice, and are represented as a key principle in The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates (NMC, 2015, updated 2018).CoreInnovation to transformation in nursing practice 2023-24NUR3045MLevel 62023-24Throughout this module offers an examination of contemporary leadership and transformation of change issues that impact on health and social care. Students are encouraged to explore and evaluate a variety of approaches to change management and reflect on personal styles and values-based practice in a range of situations. Students can critically reflect on their own qualities as leaders of change and develop core skills to increase leadership potential in order to become a confident leader, participant, and manager of change when starting a career. The module focuses on identifying the need for innovation and considers ideas for transformational practice as well as recognising the practicalities and challenges that this presents. Students can use their understanding of the theory and practice of making a transformation in a clinical service in order to design, implement, and evaluate a service transformation project.CoreLeadership and practice education (nursing) 2023-24NUR3046MLevel 62023-24The purpose of this module is to explore aspects of leadership and management in health, alongside the practical skills for facilitating practice-based learning. It aims to prepare students to become a practice supervisor in the future. Students can gain an understanding of management and leadership theories and how human factors can influence and impact upon organisational culture, service delivery, and care quality. The module enables the further development of knowledge of how to function effectively as a member of a team, motivating and supporting your colleagues. This module explores critical and constructive reflection as a registered healthcare professional; preparing students for lifelong personal and professional development. This can involve practising coaching and supervision skills and techniques, to support and facilitate the development of others.CoreLeading and managing complex childrens care 2023-24NUR3050MLevel 62023-24This module will support students to develop the skills required to lead and manage complex care of children and young people. By examining the complex needs of children and their families, students will be expected to critically evaluate some of the challenges in provision of complex care and the comorbidities associated with complex care needs, pharmacology and end of life care needs. This module also allows students to think theoretically about concepts such as prioritisation and delegation and how to safely and effectively lead the care of a group of people; ensuring effective communication with others and the appropriate assignment of care responsibilities. This module will also support students to develop safe and effective clinical skills to meet the complex care needs of children and young people, within the simulated practice environment, prior to students' final practice based learning placement.Core

Placements

Work placements are designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing clinical environment, whether this be a hospital, GP surgery, or community healthcare setting.

In the second year students can undertake a four-week elective placement. This may be in the UK or abroad and can be organised by the University or by the student.

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs relating to placements.

Placement expenses for travel, accommodation may be reimbursed by NHS Bursaries where, for example, the requirement exceeds that of attending university; requires transport out of normal operating hours; or requires additional accommodation to that of the usual term time location. These expenses may need to be covered initially by the student before any applicable reimbursement is received.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have progressed to nursing roles in a range of diverse health and social care settings, from acute nursing to community care, or in education, research, and health management. Some have gone on to further study at postgraduate level.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Certificates of all previous qualifications will need to be provided before any offers are confirmed.

Other requirements include:

- IELTS 6.5- Successful performance at an interview- Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the nature of nursing in a public health context- Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English- Settled residential status in the United Kingdom in line with the requirements of the 1977 Immigration Act- Resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years- Satisfactory completion of Occupational Health Check- Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

When you choose Nursing in your UCAS application, you will be asked an additional question regarding criminal convictions. Here you must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

Further information can be found at http://www.isa-gov.org.ukWe cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Certificates of all previous qualifications will need to be provided before any offers are confirmed.

Other requirements include:

- IELTS 6.5- Successful performance at an interview- Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the nature of nursing in a public health context- Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English- Settled residential status in the United Kingdom in line with the requirements of the 1977 Immigration Act- Resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years- Satisfactory completion of Occupational Health Check- Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

When you choose Nursing in your UCAS application, you will be asked an additional question regarding criminal convictions. Here you must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

Further information can be found at http://www.isa-gov.org.ukWe cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Programme Specific Funding and Bursaries

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing, paramedic science, and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least 5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company. For more information visit: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/considering-or-university/financial-support-university.

Please note, this government bursary is available to Home students only. Details on scholarships and bursaries available to Overseas and EU students can be found online: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/scholarshipsandbursaries/

Please note that International students will not be eligible for support for travel and accommodation.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs while on placement.

Placement expenses for travel, accommodation may be reimbursed by NHS Bursaries where, for example, the requirement exceeds that of attending university; requires transport out of normal operating hours; or requires additional accommodation to that of the usual term time location. These expenses may need to be covered initially by the student before any applicable reimbursement is received.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Programme Specific Funding and Bursaries

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing, paramedic science, and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least 5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company. For more information visit: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/considering-or-university/financial-support-university

Please note, this government bursary is available to Home students only. Details on scholarships and bursaries available to Overseas and EU students can be found online: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/scholarshipsandbursaries/

Please note that International students will not be eligible for support for travel and accommodation.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs while on placement.

Placement expenses for travel, accommodation may be reimbursed by NHS Bursaries where, for example, the requirement exceeds that of attending university; requires transport out of normal operating hours; or requires additional accommodation to that of the usual term time location. These expenses may need to be covered initially by the student before any applicable reimbursement is received.

How you are assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include written assignments, presentations, workbooks and practical observations. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include written assignments, presentations, workbooks and practical observations. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

How to Apply - Self-funded Route

To apply for this course as a self-funded student you will need to submit an application through our online application system:

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Frances Nicol - Programme Leader

Frances Nicol - Programme Leader

Frances Nicol is Programme Leader for the adult, child, and mental health nursing courses. Frances has experience of working in a neonatal unit, paediatric ward, and within public health and community settings. Her research specialisms include children's nursing, health visiting, and public health.

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BSc Nursing Apprenticeship

BSc Nursing Apprenticeship - 18-month Pathway

The School of Health and Social Care works with employers to provide employees with the opportunity to study for an undergraduate BSc (Hons) Nursing degree through an apprenticeship route, funded by the Government and your employer. 

This route enables Accredited Prior Learning (APL) to be applied if evidence can be provided of 120 credits (Level 4) and 60 credits (Level 5), along with evidence of 1,150 practice hours. We would recommend that you discuss your individual requirements with us prior to application to ensure that this option is the right pathway for you.

You can find out more about this apprenticeship online.

Accreditations and Memberships

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), enabling students to register as a qualified nurse upon graduation. Students are required to complete competencies for nursing in practice as part of the NMC Future Nursing: Standards framework for Nursing and Midwifery (2018).

"The future of nursing starts with you. This course is designed to prepare graduates to help shape future healthcare provision in the complex, demanding, and rewarding area of children's nursing."

Frances Nicol, Programme Leader

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