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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing prepares students for a fulfilling and rewarding career caring for children and young people and their families. It leads to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students develop skills and interests in both general medicine and specialist areas to be a confident and compassionate child nurse. City students benefit from clinical placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts, with placements in a range of settings allowing students to experience the many different environments and specialisms’ children’s nurses’ work in. This course is taught through a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice and practice placements. City is home to state of the art clinical facilities including our specialist Clinical Skills Centre, a facility designed especially for students to clinical practice skills in a safe environment, before commencing placements. Career prospects are excellent for our Children's Nursing graduates - many secure employment within local London trusts and throughout the rest of the UK.


Core modules include: Year 1

  • Foundations of Evidence Informed Nursing Practice
  • Foundations of Biological Sciences for Nursing Practice
  • Biopsychosocial Development Across the Lifecourse
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Integrated Care
  • Practice 1- Foundations for Nursing Care
Year 2
  • Promotion of Wellbeing and Prevention of Ill-Health Across Health and Social Care
  • Acute Care Management
  • Working Collaboratively with People with Long Term Conditions
  • Pathophysiology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice
  • Critical Use of Evidence to Inform Decision Making in Practice
  • Practice 2- Applying Knowledge and Skills for Person-Centred Care for Practice
  • Family Centred Practice: Challenging Perspectives of Risk and Resilience
  • Communities and Health
  • Introduction to Critical Care Nursing
Working Collaboratively with People with Mental Health Issues
  • Contemporary Issues in Sex and Sexuality
  • Global Health
  • Contemporary Issues within Adolescent Health
  • Understanding and Caring for People who Use Substances
  • Preparing for Specialist Practice in Primary and Community Care
Year 3
  • Leading and Managing Others
  • Integrated Approaches to Complex Care
  • Principles of Prescribing
  • Developing Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Professional Practice
  • Dissertation
- Practice 3- Preparing to be a Proficient Practitioner

Assessment method

Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:

  • Practice Assessment Document (PAD): used to demonstrate achievement of practice competencies and also to record the number of hours of practice experience
  • Written assignments, including essays: these may take the form of care studies or support another assessment such as a poster presentation
  • Written examinations
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs): practical skills assessments
- Dissertation

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

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

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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
EU £29250 Year 1
International £29250 Year 1
Channel Islands £29250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £29250 Year 1

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Children's Nursing at City, University of London - UCAS