University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing (Children's Nursing)

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Course summary

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Study our children’s nursing degree for a rewarding career helping to care for children, young people and their families. This degree in children's nursing prepares you for the role and responsibilities of a registered children's nurse. You'll be working in the NHS serving young people and their families in south-east London and Kent. We provide you with the skills to meet the needs of young people and their families in acute hospital trusts, community settings, and their home environments. You'll learn accountability for your role in their lives and more about the personal, social and cultural influences that affect young people's physical health and mental wellbeing. We prepare you to apply for registration as a children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our degree will help you achieve the outcomes from the NMC Standards Framework for Pre-registration Nursing Programmes (2019). Placements: Our nursing and midwifery courses are run in partnership with several NHS Trusts, who work with us because of our reputation for teaching excellence. When on placement you will be allocated a practice supervisor who will support your learning and development on placement. You will also be assigned a practice assessor who will complete the formal assessment of your practice learning. You will spend 50% of your time each year in these valuable work placements. Here you will learn the vital importance of communication and team work with other staff members. We work in partnership with the following NHS Trusts: London Boroughs 1. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Hospital Trust With integrated community care services for Adults, Children and Women. Students may be placed in Greenwich, Woolwich, Lewisham, Catford, Lee, Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley and Bexley. 2. Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Students may be placed in Camberwell, Denmark Hill and Bromley. 3. Guys and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust Incorporating the Evelina Children's Hospital and integrated community services for Adults and Children Students may be placed in Central London (Westminster, London Bridge, Lambeth and Southwark). 4. Barts Health NHS Trust The site is predominately Newham University Hospital site and the Newham area with a small number of placements in Whitechapel, the City of London and Waltham Forest. Kent 1. Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust Students are placed in North and West Kent, including Dartford. If you choose to study a Nursing or Midwifery programme, at your interview you will be asked to nominate the NHS trust you would like to be based in. Wherever possible, we try to meet your wishes. You will undertake most of your placement in this trust, but you may work in others if a placement is not available in your selected trust. It is important when choosing your trust to remember that you may be required to work shifts that include hours outside the normal working day. You will need to consider your transport options and ensure that your placement is within travelling distance. You may be able to claim reimbursement of travel costs incurred whilst attending your placement.

Course details


Like all universities, the University of Greenwich must develop our pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in line with the requirements as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2018) standards framework for nursing and midwifery education. These standards underpin all education for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. To do this we have a schedule of programme re-approvals, and this course and the module content is currently subject to this review process. We anticipate this to be finalised by April 2020 and will consult you of any further changes should they arise before the start date. Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Human Anatomy & Physiology (Level 4) (15 credits) Introduction to Children's Nursing (Level 4) (30 credits) Psychological and Sociological Perspectives of Health (30 credits) Preparation for Children’s Nursing (30 credits) Academic Skills Preparation (15 credits) Year 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Understanding the Pathophysiology of Ill-Heath (Level 5) (15 credits) Nursing Children and Young People with Minor Illness/Injury (Level 5) (30 credits) Care and Support of Vulnerable Individuals and Groups (15 credits) Meeting the Specific Healthcare Needs of Young People (Level 5) (30 credits) Evidence and Research for Professional Practice (30 credits) Year 3 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. National and International Perspectives on Healthcare (15 credits) Learning and Teaching in Practice (Level 6) (15 credits) Critical Appraisal Skills for Professional Practice (30 credits) Nursing the Acutely Ill or Injured Child (Level 6) (30 credits) Managing Care for Children & Young People with Complex Needs (Level 6) (30 credits)

Assessment method

Students will be assessed through: Exams Essays Skills assessments Poster presentations Work books Clinical skills assessment (OSCE).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC 112 UCAS points from A-levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma We will consider combinations of Distinctions, Merits and Passes that total 112 UCAS Points.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 At least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language and maths, or a recognised level 2 equivalent.

Appropriate healthcare experience through workshadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encourage. Occupational Health Screening and Disclosure and barring service check required. This programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK (due to NHS placement criteria).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


All applicants must hold a valid form of ID

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each component

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All nursing students on courses from September 2020 will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back.
Nursing (Children's Nursing) at University of Greenwich - UCAS