Nursing (Children) at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Join an award-winning community of student nurses in a school with over 30 years' experience in delivering nursing education. We have an excellent reputation for medical training and have been ranked 4th in the UK for nursing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022. Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Upon successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to register as a newly qualified nurse with the NMC. Child nursing pathway Our Nursing (Child) BSc, will give you the skills and knowledge to provide excellent care for children across a variety of settings. The role of a child nurse is diverse and you'll work closely with family members to support them with understanding the healthcare needs of their child. As a registered child nurse, there are many opportunities to work within the NHS and private sector. Locations could include hospitals, daycare centres, child health clinics and the family home. Through expert teaching and supportive supervision, you'll learn to attend to adult patients' medical needs and care for their personal wellbeing. We nurture your creativity, critical judgement, and ability to lead as you develop your clinical skills. You'll be prepared for whatever challenges you might face as a practising nurse or healthcare leader. Study in an active healthcare environment We're based in a Medical School in one of the UK's largest major hospitals, Queen's Medical Centre. You'll have the chance to experience placements in a diverse range of settings, such as medical, surgical, Paediatric Intensive Care, neonatal wards, community nursing and health visiting. Placements are located within four large NHS trusts and local private or independent healthcare providers.


Your first year will usually follow a 39-week university year, with no teaching on Wednesday afternoons or over the summer holiday. There is one placement towards the end of your first year, lasting four to six weeks. As well as having lectures and seminars, you'll develop your practical skills in a simulated clinical environment within our Medical School. Module topics will introduce you to professional nursing, biosciences and clinical learning. In year two your knowledge and skills in biological sciences, sociology, psychology and pharmacology will grow. You'll apply your learning to assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating how people are cared for. There are a variety of placements in year two, with resilience-based clinical supervision to support your development. By your final year you'll be working under more distant supervision and you'll be responsible for a small group of patients, making confident and proactive decisions for their health. You'll take part in advanced clinical learning and developing your leadership skills for practice. You'll also have the opportunity to personalise your learning in year three through a choice of optional modules. For the most up-to-date module information, visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including: clinical exams, coursework, exams, presentations, portfolio, work-based assessment and a dissertation.

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

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including Science 75%. Graduate 2:2 in a relevant subject. If in a non-relevant subject, science A level grade B or equivalent BTEC/Access is required. Please contact school for further information. Applications for point of entry 2 or higher not accepted.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

School will send further information when applicant confirms first choice offer.

Health checks

School will send further information when applicant confirms first choice offer.


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Work experience required. Please see website for further information.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7IELTS (Academic) is accepted with an overall score of 7.0 and a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, and a minimum of 6.5 in writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries of £5,000 will be available for students starting a nursing course from September 2020, with some students eligible for up to an additional £3,000 per year. For full details, please see the NHS Health careers website.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
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Nursing (Children) at University of Nottingham - UCAS