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Course summary

Our registered nurse programme for child branch is underpinned by the NMC national educational standards – Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (2018). Our dynamic curriculum ensures you will qualify with knowledge and skills to deliver safe and effective care, which is responsive to the changing climate in children and young people’s nursing. Children’s nurses play an integral role in acute and community healthcare settings. As such we work closely with our practice partners to offer a breadth and depth of placements throughout the programme. We encourage you to challenge yourself, completing a variety of assessments to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills. You will develop expert communication skills, an understanding of cognitive development and how this influence both childhood perception of illness and care delivery. You need to be highly motivated, engaging and have a caring approach. If you want to be a part of the journey that shapes and positively influences the health of our future generations, apply to be a children’s nurse with us. Key features

  • The programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and delivered in collaboration with our local NHS trusts
  • Academics bring expertise across a multitude of acute, community and specialist settings enabling us to deliver high-quality professional education to our diverse student cohorts
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for NMC registration, and registered nurses can start on a salary of £27,055 (NHS pay scales 2022/23)
  • Study in our newly renovated facilities which comprise of simulated clinical settings and the latest teaching technology allowing you to practice your nursing skills in a safe and supportive environment
  • Our strong links with local NHS trusts, private healthcare providers and charity organisations allow our students to gain practical experience in a range of placement settings throughout all three years of the course
  • DMU students can gain valuable international experience as part of their studies with the DMU Global programme. Our students have previously supported healthcare programmes in Peru, improved the health of communities in India and examined the social and health inequalities faced by specific populations in the US. of all students and service users.
Uniform policy All students will be required to adhere to a uniform policy when in practice, in which they must be bare below the elbow. This is non-negotiable as it is an infection prevention requirement to safeguard the health and safety of all students and service users.


FIRST YEAR: Practice Experience 1 Transition into Higher Education Foundations of Nursing Practise Foundations of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology Influences on Wellbeing Foundations of Field of Practise SECOND YEAR: Practice Experience 2 Research and Evidence Based-Practice Primary Care – Patient Journey 1 Acute Care – Patient Journey 2 Complex Care – Patient Journey 3 THIRD YEAR: Practice Experience 3 Critical inquiry and research proposal Leadership and Service Improvement Managing Complexities in Nursing Practise Consolidating Care and Professional Practise

Assessment method

Learning is supported by a strong system of personal tutors and teaching teams, clinical work placements and enthusiastic mentors. Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials, enquiry-based problem solving and independent e-learning. You will complete blocks of clinical placements 37.5 hours per week and blocks comprised of theory and independent learning hours up to an equivalent of 37.5 hours each week. Students in practice placements are allocated a mentor to help develop and support learning. Practice is assessed through the completion of your practice portfolio, clinical skills log, submission of service user/ expert by experience feedback and undertaking the required number of hours in practice. Theory is assessed through written assignments including as essays, reports, critical incident analysis, blog (weblog), examinations, and culminating in your dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please note that, due to placement restrictions, we cannot consider international applicants for this course unless they are domiciled within the United Kingdom.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance • Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance • Occupational Health clearance You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 18th July 2022.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Situational judgement Test. Recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by interview for the core values of the NHS constitution - please visit Situational judgement test as recommended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. A literacy and numeracy test will also be required.

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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

Additional fee information

For students registering in the 2023/24 academic year, the fees for this programme are yet to be confirmed. Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government.
Nursing with Registration (Child Nursing) at De Montfort University - UCAS