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Course summary

This programme leads to a second registration in children’s nursing. If you are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as either an Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse you can gain a second registration as a Children's Nurse by completing the BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing Programme. This is suitable for Registered nurses with either certificate, diploma or degree qualifications. Your previous accredited learning will enable you to make an Accreditation of Prior Learning Claim against several of the modules. This significantly reduces the duration of your programme from three years to approximately 12-15 months. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the nursing care needs of children and families, including those with acute and long-term conditions. The course will also develop your abilities to consider the wider aspects influencing children's health needs, preparing you for future leadership in a changing and challenging health care system. The course prepares you for a career in a range of rewarding children's nursing opportunities across primary, secondary and tertiary health care, specialist and intensive care children's units. Practice experience is gained in either one of several world-renowned central and outer London hospitals or if you have been seconded within your current Trust or Hospital.


Year 1: Concepts of interprofessional and collaborative practice - Fundamental concepts of caring for children, young people and their families - Developing core practice skills for children and young people’s nursing - Introducing evidence based practice in children’s nursing - Essentials of biosciences for health. Year 2: Appraising evidence based practice for children’s nursing - Applied anatomy and physiology for children and young people - Building practice skills for children and young people’s nursing Interprofessional learning in practice - Providing care for children and young people in the community. Year 3: Implementing evidence based practice in children’s nursing - Improving quality, change management and leadership - Enhancing practice skills for children and young people’s nursing - Care of the critically ill child and young person - Applied pharmacology and medicines optimisation in children’s nursing.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Acceptable qualification requirements: Must be a registered nurse with the NMC Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

Health checks


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Children's Nursing - Second Registration Children's' Nursing Programme at London South Bank University - UCAS