Summary: Children's nursing is about caring for a child, whether healthy or ill. It encompasses the whole family and promotes family-centred care. It recognises that children are unique individuals. Course details: This course equips you with the knowledge and skills required to care for children and their families in health and illness. As a children's nurse you become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team providing the expertise which underpins care for a child at any age or development stage. You develop your clinical decision-making and interpersonal skills, and your leadership role within the care team. To be a children’s nurse and to share the child and family healthcare experiences, in sometimes very difficult and emotional times, is a privilege. The public places high expectations and levels of trust upon nurses, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. Therefore to work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Children's Nursing). After the course: A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.