The MSc in Children's Nursing at the London South Bank University enables you to develop a reflective, enquiring, critical and innovative approach to your professional practice. You'll further develop the knowledge and understanding with which to enhance your professional practice and advance in an analytical approach to care which is  based on best available evidence.
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Overview

This MSc in Children's Nursing at the London South Bank University is aimed at Children's Nurses who expect their career to remain primarily in child health care professional practice, are working in primary, secondary or tertiary clinical settings and who wish to continue their academic development to postgraduate level

You'll also learn to understand the current structure of Children's Services Provision and the role of the nurse within that structure. You'll demonstrate your commitment to excellence in providing care for children and their families, as well as analyse future research  needs within your area of practice. Your studies should contribute towards improving care provided for children, young people and the family.

In addition, you'll enhance your life-long learning skills and personal development, enabling you to work with self-direction and originality as well as contribute to professional practice and to society.

Distinctive features of this programme include:

  • Meeting the education and training needs of employers and individuals through flexible part-time study;
  • The taught programme is complemented by e-learning support and interactive online activities and is supported by expert children's nurses;
  • Emphasis is on integrating theoretical approaches with the practice of Children's Nursing;
  • Assessment uses innovative practice based approaches such as mock clinical scenarios and reflective logs.

Employability

Employment prospects are excellent, with graduates gaining contemporary knowledge and skills which ensures their contribution toadvancing professional practice in children's nursing.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Improving quality, change management and leadership
  • Applied anatomy and physiology for children and young people
  • Fundamental concepts of caring for children, young people and families
  • Building practice skills for children's nursing
  • Enhancing practice skills in children's nursing
  • Care of the critically ill child and young person
  • Research in health and social care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 6 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students will normally hold a Bachelor Honours degree andnormally they will be on Part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) register with a children's nursingqualification (RN Child) with a minimum of three years post registrationexperience.

Tuition Fee

The fees are payable on a yearly basis according to the number of modules being undertaken that year rather than up front for the entire course. 

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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Thanks to our generous supporters and alumni, we have a range of scholarships and bursaries for students joining LSBU’s postgraduate courses.

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