Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Children's Nursing

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston is No.1 in London and No.6 in the UK for Children's Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2024).
  • We won two awards at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards, including Teaching Innovation of the Year for our simulated public health elective. This was part of our annual student nursing electives programme, which was also nominated for the Best Student Experience award, where students are supported to organise their own national or international placement of their choosing.
  • Our award-winning simulation suite (Student Nursing Times Awards 2019) offers realistic environments in which to learn, including hospital wards and community settings with family role- players.
  • 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19)
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course Children's nursing is very popular and this course will enable you to become a registered children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll learn to provide evidence-based care for children and young people (birth to age 18), working in partnership with their families and with other health and social care professionals, in hospital and community settings. You'll study modules relevant to all fields of nursing, as well as those that focus on children's nursing, you'll also learn about child development, the healthy child as well as children and young people who are acutely ill, or require complex, high dependency or palliative care. Placement opportunities are at London's leading NHS hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, St George's, St Helier, Kingston, Royal Marsden, Chelsea and Westminster and Croydon Hospitals, as well as in community settings. You'll be taught by a dynamic teaching team who are nationally and internationally recognised - they have contributed to key text books and achieved awards for their excellence in learning and teaching. Throughout the course you will engage with service users, practising nurses and other healthcare professionals – in placements, classes and online learning.


Example modules – Assessment and Care Process of Acutely Ill Children. – Community and Public Health Nursing for Children. – Co-ordinating the Care of Children with Complex and Palliative Health Care Needs. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include academic skills assessed by; essays, exams, posters and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by mentors in practice placements.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) (eg. Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other elements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

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Children's Nursing at Kingston University - UCAS