As a children's nurse, you can make a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Offered in partnership with local NHS Foundation Trusts, the University of Bolton's NMC-approved BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children) degree aims to give you the experience and skills to join this demanding yet rewarding career. The University of Bolton's NMC-approved BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children) degree, offered in partnership with local NHS Foundation Trusts, is designed to prepare you for a successful career caring for children and young people. Also known as a paediatric nurse, a children's nurse is a key member of a multidisciplinary team of professional and medical staff that includes doctors, health visitors, health care support workers, hospital play staff, social workers and psychologists. There is a shortage of qualified nurses in the UK, so career opportunities are excellent. You'll spend 50% of your time in practice learning experience at our partner trusts. The rest of your studies will be based at the University, increasing your theoretical understanding and practical knowledge in a way that complements and enhances your learning in the workplace. We'll support you as you learn to care for children with acute and long-term illnesses, in hospital and at home, and gain expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. Together with our partner trusts, we'll work to prepare you to become a confident, professional nurse able to deliver and lead the care of children within the ever-changing health and social care environment. On successful completion of the nursing qualification, you'll possess the knowledge and skills you need to perform as an independent, highly competent, compassionate nurse who can be trusted to maintain professional standards and assure the protection of the public. If you're an ambitious nursing associate or assistant practitioner, you may be able to join this course at Level 2 (HE5) and top-up your existing foundation degree to achieve the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children) in two years or less. This is a popular route for healthcare practitioners that recognises and values prior learning and experience. The top-up option is a well-recognised pathway to career advancement.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please note this course is not open to International applicants.
You must also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English, Mathematics and, preferably, Science. Please contact us for a list of acceptable GCSE equivalents. Qualifications gained outside England and Wales will be assessed on an individual basis according to guidance by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). If you have successfully completed an FdSc Nursing Associate programme approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council or FdA Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner) qualification, you may be eligible to apply for exemptions towards the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children). If you apply to join the degree at Level 2 (HE5), you may make a claim for recognition of prior learning (RPL) up to a maximum of 50% of the programme. Please note that you'll be required to produce a portfolio of evidence towards this RPL claim.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure. We work with a number of partner NHS Foundation Trusts. Should your application be successful and you choose to take up our offer of a place, please note that your practice learning will be subject to rotation to ensure you can gain an appropriate range of experience. Practice learning experience is a compulsory component of the course that enables you to develop the necessary competencies required for registration and practice as a registered nurse. You will not be paid for this time, and travel expenses are not refunded as part of the course.
Health Professions Admissions Test (HPAT)
Applicants are expected to complete a literacy test and two numeracy tests.
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Group work activity and presentation. Applicants will be expected to take part in a group activity with other applicants.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.