BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child)

  • New government grants available from September 2020 for new and continuing degree-level students. You may be eligible for additional support of at least £5,000 a year which you won’t need to pay back.
  • You may also be eligible for an additional £1,000 towards childcare costs to help balance your studies with family life.
  • The curriculum is built and delivered in collaboration with children, young people and their families.
  • Over 95% of students said that they were satisfied with the teaching and learning opportunities on the course (NSS 2019).

About the course

Children's Nursing is a highly skilled, rewarding and caring profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. You’ll promote health and provide whole-person care in hospitals and the community. However, this pre-registration course will give you the specialist skills needed to help children and young people, as well as educate and support their families. Half the course will be spent at the University, where you’ll learn the theoretical foundations of nursing. The other half will be spent in a variety of clinical settings, developing your hands-on skills. The integration of theory and practice will ensure you become a skilled, competent, compassionate and committed children’s nurse.

Why choose this course?

  • On this programme you will develop a sound knowledge of Children's Nursing. You will learn about 'normal' childhood development and behaviours and in time become competent in recognising and managing the deviations from this norm.
  • The programme lays the foundation for your continuing personal and professional development throughout your career as a Children's Nurse.
  • Throughout the programme your theoretical studies will be supported by clinical experiences in a range of children and young people's settings, including in and out of hospital environments.
  • 100% of our Child Nursing graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

What will I study?

Your time will be split equally (50/50) between practice placements and theory. You will have the opportunity to link practical experience to theoretical learning and vice versa.

During your placements you will undertake:

  • Supervised practice - working with qualified nurses to develop clinical skills
  • Training and education activities within the placement setting
  • Skills development activities to ensure patients' needs are met

Your time at the University will include blended learning, research-informed educational approaches via, for example:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical simulated teaching sessions

In the last year of your programme you will normally have the opportunity to refine your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a final project.

Professional Accreditations

Entitlement to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Child).

Careers

Following successful completion of the programme you will be entitled to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the field of Nursing in which you have specialised. You can now take advantage of the varied opportunities available to you, to put into practice all you have learned and make a positive contribution to the lives of children, young people and their families. Areas in which you could work include acute services within the NHS; a range of community settings including general or specialised community nursing and schools or Hospice Care; the range is wide and varied.

You will meet many interesting people and each day will be different. You will always be learning, developing new and innovative skills through experience and education that will enable you to diversify or specialise in a particular area of Children's Nursing, giving opportunity for promotion and job satisfaction.

100% of our Child Nursing graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

What job can I get?

This course entitles you to apply for registration as a children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. It opens up a wide range of career options, typically within hospitals or community-based services which can take you in many different directions. For example, you may choose to work in a specialist area such as a neonatal unit or children’s accident and emergency department, or you may prefer to consider community-based settings such as hospice care or community children’s nursing.

100% of our Child Nursing graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

'A fantastic team of lecturers who use innovative methods to make their teaching current, engaging and inspirational. Further to this I cannot fault the pastoral support and care on offer when it is required.'

Stacey Malone

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child)