Children's Nursing (Distance Learning) at Bangor University - UCAS

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

Children's Nursing (Distance Learning)

Course summary

Children and young people’s (CYP) nurses care for all ages, from new born to adolescent, with a range of physical, emotional and mental health needs. CYP nurses work closely with family members and carers to reduce the impact of being ill or in hospital. This exciting Children's Nursing BN (Distance Learning) programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully graduate as a registered children’s nurse, and you will undertake practice placements in community and hospital settings with our partner organisations within Wales, with experiences in a range of CYP health care related areas. You will access placements across all the three parts of your course and experience a range of areas across Wales such as hospitals, special care baby units, hospices, mental health services, community children’s nursing teams and specialised paediatric intensive care units. Registered nurses’ learning is supported throughout their careers through, initially preceptorship that offers the structured support needed to successfully transition your knowledge into everyday practice, and through continuous professional development. As a children’s nurse you will care for children across the age spectrum and with a wide variety of needs. You will work in partnership with family members and carers to reduce the impact of being ill or in hospital and providing comfort and reassurances to patients and their parents or careers in difficult or stressful circumstances. The role is highly rewarding and can also be challenging in today’s fast changing health care environment. Working in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, children’s nurses work in a variety of settings that follow a patient’s journey away from home, close to home or in the home giving you real variety in your career. As you progress through your career, there are plenty of options available and you may wish to specialise in an area such as: neonatal intensive care paediatric oncology burns and plastics child protection/safeguarding ambulatory care asthma orthopaedics diabetes continuing care for children with special needs You may choose to work in management, teaching or clinical research. As this pathway is highly competitive, we recommend applications are submitted as soon as possible. Elements of the course can be available through the medium of Welsh and you’ll be supported to access the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol incentives. NHS funding currently available to cover fees and a contribution to living costs. Distance Learning This full-time distance learning Nursing degree is a first for Wales, offering a full time distance learning route enabling you to continue to live at home whilst following the nursing degree online. Bangor University’s longstanding excellent track record of delivering nursing degrees ensures that teaching and support is provided by knowledgeable and experienced nursing academic staff. The taught elements of this course will be delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment which will allow you to access lectures, seminars and skills training to help you fit the programme around your learning needs. You will also be able to use the comprehensive range of facilities for all students at our campuses at both Bangor and Wrexham, and regional learning hubs are being established giving you real flexibility in how and where you learn. This distance learning nursing degree incorporates and provides continued personalised support throughout the programme, which we feel is central to our ethos. This full-time degree is available to applicants from across the UK: 50% theory and 50% in practice placements. Placements: organised within Wales, as close to a student’s home address as possible, however travel to placements and hubs may be required to access the range of learning experiences required to complete the course. During your practice learning you will attend your placement for 37.5 hours per week.


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Process for Professional Courses: All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria, please see the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake an enhanced criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. The criminal records check will include an enhanced DBS check for the child and adult workforce including a check of the barred lists. Applicants who have lived or worked outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence.  Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level. For further information and advice please contact the School at [email protected] The entry requirements outline the minimum educational requirements. If selected, applicants will be expected to attend an interview. Please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications. for further details on accepted qualifications, please see our website. We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at Level 3 or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements. International Applicants: As this course is funded by the NHS and students have to have placements in the local NHS Health Board we are unable to accept applications from international students.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Technical requirements for studying this Distance Learning course • A PC or Mac computer, web cam and headset. Most computers under 5 years old will have sufficient specification. • Access to the Internet a min speed of 2Mbit/sec – note that if others in your household are using your internet connection at the same time you will need faster speeds or sole us of the connection during sessions. • Access to the Chrome web browser (this is free for download for Mac and Windows users) • You will also need a copy of Microsoft Office 365 – Bangor students are entitled to a free copy to use during their studies. This can be downloaded once students have completed registration for their course and have their Bangor IT credentials. • Please note that Chromebooks are not considered suitable for use by students studying on distance/dispersed courses.

English language requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here:
Children's Nursing (Distance Learning) at Bangor University - UCAS