MSc in Children's Nursing
The MSc in Children's Nursing is a qualifying programme for graduates with a suitable and relevant first degree. Children's nursing is a challenging but highly rewarding career choice, and the programmes offered at Oxford Brookes are very popular.
Oxford is an excellent location in which to study children's nursing. Significant investment has been made locally in children's services. The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has a flagship hospital, dedicated to children's treatment and care. This provides an exceptional clinical environment in which to experience high-quality care of the child and family across a range of specialisms. In addition to the Children's Hospital, Oxford offers a broad range of other general and specialist children's care settings.
The course will be taught alongside the well established and highly regarded BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing course offered by Oxford Brookes University.
Working at master’s level, you will focus on developing a knowledge base in children’s nursing, which is evidence-based and strongly underpinned by research.
During Year 1 you will undertake modules at Level 6 (honours level), and in the subsequent two years your modules will be at Level 7 (masters degree level). You may be able to complete the degree in less that three years if you offer evidence of relevant prior learning (AP(E)L). This may have been achieved through relevant degree level study and/or experience. If you wish to study part-time, you can complete the degree over a maximum duration of five years.
You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of children’s nursing. This will be informed by scholarship and research as well as critical awareness of current issues/development in the field. You will acquire specific skills, knowledge and competence in relation to children’s nursing. Your learning will be enquiry focused, helping you to develop as a reflective, innovative, confident and self-aware practitioner.
You will complete a master’s-level research project involving primary data collection; a critical review of the literature; or other scholarly output.
Graduates from the course will contribute significantly to high-quality client care, the continued development of patient-centred care/therapy, and theory-practice integration.
Upon successful completion of the MSc in Children’s Nursing, you will be able to:
Deliver complex care to service users in your field of practice demonstrating an ability to conceptualise the potential impact of associated factors.
Act to safeguard the public and be responsible and accountable for safe, person-centred, evidence-based nursing practice, demonstrating a clear understanding of your personal responsibility in professional practice.
Act with professionalism and integrity and work within agreed professional, ethical and legal frameworks and processes to maintain and improve standards, managing the implications of ethical dilemmas, working proactively with others to formulate solutions.
Practise in a compassionate, respectful way, maintaining dignity and wellbeing and communicating effectively and act autonomously in planning, implementing and evaluating person centred care.
Act on your understanding of how people’s lifestyles, environments and the location of care delivery influence their health and wellbeing, being able to adapt existing and new information to solve problems in a creative and innovative way.
Seek out every opportunity to promote health and prevent illness
Work in partnership with other health and social care professionals and agencies, service users, carers and families ensuring that decisions about care are shared.
Use leadership skills to supervise and manage others and contribute to planning, designing, delivering and improving future services, demonstrating an ability to negotiate and handle conflict with confidence.
Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate evidence and an ability to utilise a range of techniques and research methods applicable to professional activity.
In health and social care no professional group works in isolation. Oxford Brookes teaches a very wide range of pre-qualification and foundation courses including health and social care, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, osteopathy, operating department practice, paramedic emergency care, and social work. You will share your learning with these other health care students. This is a key component of the course as it is essential to developing your teamwork skills and your understanding of the other roles you will encounter in practice.
We have excellent teaching facilities, dedicated clinical skills suites and simulation resources, which include a very well equipped movement laboratory, a family of computerised simulation manikins (including a simman©, simbaby© and birthing mother©), an extensive range of anatomy models and fully networked computer rooms.
International Student Requirements:
This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.