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Course summary

Thought of becoming a nurse and already hold a degree? This 2 year children's nursing degree is designed for ambitious graduates and career changers who want to become a registered nurse. It's also ideal if you’re already a high achieving qualified nurse and want a second field of registration. You’ll provide evidenced based nursing care to neonates, children, adolescents and their families. Work across a range of healthcare settings on this master’s degree in child nursing. Learn to make complex decisions, evaluate practice, coordinate care and advocate for your patients' needs. You'll join a knowledgeable community with a global ranking for nursing and midwifery: 5th in the world and 2nd among UK universities (QS World Rankings by Subject 2022). The course prepares you to pursue senior healthcare roles. It also provides a solid foundation for higher level academic study.


Compulsory Modules Yr 1: An Introduction to Professional Practice (level 7); Critical Inquiry; Fundamental Aspects of Care for GEN; Global and Public Health; Practice Placements 1,2,3; Compulsory Modules Yr2: Co-ordinating Long Term Care in Partnership (CHild Field GEN); Influencing Innovation and Change; Managing Acute Changes in Health Status; Placement 2,3,

Assessment method

Assessments take the form of essays, exams, projects and professional conversations. Practical skills will be assessed whist you are on placement and recorded by your practice mentor.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

UK 2.2 Bachelor Hons degree or above or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, GCSE English language and maths 4-9 or A*-C. You will be required to successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning as a condition of entry to the programme. . Subject to satisfactory health and DBS checks. submit evidence of:990 hours of relevant theoretical learning from your first degree or employment and 110 hours of practice worked in a healthcare environment under the supervision of a registered healthcare professional.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

Additionally, to support living costs, eligible (UK) students may be eligible for a Student Finance maintenance loan; also a £5,000 NHS Training Grant of £5,000 per academic year.

Child Nursing (pre-registration) at University of Southampton - UCAS