Children's Nursing (pre-registration) MSc at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

The MSc in Children’s Nursing is designed for people who already have a degree in any subject and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be achieved by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession. The course prepares you for an enjoyable and rewarding career caring for children, and their families, at different stages of the developmental spectrum who have acute and chronic illnesses, suffered injuries, had accidents and/or have a range of healthcare needs. Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge, skills and interests in a variety of settings including paediatric general medicine and surgery, paediatric / neonatal intensive care, the paediatric emergency department and the community. Children’s nursing is a challenging but fulfilling profession. As a children’s nurse you need to be committed and dedicated with a willingness to give time to others with care and compassion. You will learn the skills of clinical decision-making that is supported by evidence, knowledge and experience of providing healthcare to a diverse population. The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience gained at London’s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings. The School's facilities feature an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, including simulated wards, where you can prepare for your practice experience. Whilst on clinical placements you will also benefit from exposure to the capital’s diverse population.


Core modules include;

  • Foundations for Evidence Informed Nursing Knowledge and Care Across the Lifecourse (30 credits)
  • Practice 1- Foundations for Nursing Care (15 credits)
  • Integration of care for people with acute and long term needs across health and social care (30 credits)
  • Critical Use of Evidence to Inform Decision Making in Practice (15 credits)
  • Principles of Prescribing (15 credits)
  • Practice 2- Applying Knowledge and Skills for Person-Centred Care for Practice (15 credits)
  • Leading and Managing Across Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Practice 3: Developing Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Professional Practice (15 credits)
You will also complete a dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessments include the following:

  • Research Proposal
  • Examination
  • Seminar Presentation and Report
  • Care Study
  • Critical Reflection
  • Leadership and Management
  • Dissertation in the form of a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)
Clinical Practice Assessment – Pass/Fail

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications are welcome from a wide range of disciplines with lower second class honours (2.2 Hons) degree or above. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Theory Learning (RPL) claim in order to obtain a place on the course. In addition it is recommended that a Recognition of Prior Practice Learning (RPL) claim is also made prior to entry to the programme otherwise applicants will be required to undertake a further 500 practice hours at the end of the two year programme. Applicants must have a grade C (4) in GCSE English and Mathematics or an overseas equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.

Student Outcomes

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Children's Nursing (pre-registration) MSc at City, University of London - UCAS