Edinburgh Napier University

Nursing (Child Health) Edinburgh Napier University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Learn to be confident and competent in the care of children and young people requiring healthcare interventions.

Edinburgh Napier is the largest provider of child health nurses in Scotland and is the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to progress in a career in child health nursing.

The Child Nursing degree at Edinburgh Napier has been developed to give you an academic qualification and the vocational training to become a registered nurse.

You'll understand the theoretical aspects that are integral to this career in nursing and also develop the personal skills to communicate with children and their families.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B731
Institution code E59
Campus name Sighthill
Campus code S

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BC Preferably to include English or a Literary subject* and a Science**

GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths.

GCSE Grade C/4 in English and Biology or Double Award Science required for candidates who do not have these subjects at A Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Minimum grades MMP (Merit, Merit, Pass) in a related subject.*

GCSE English, Maths and Biology (preferred), Chemistry or Physics at Grade C/4.

*Health and Social Care/Applied Sciences/Sports Science/Health Science
Access to HE Diploma M: 21 credits
P: 24 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 21 Credits at Merit & 24 at Pass. Biology and English must be achieved at Level 3 and Maths achieved at Level 2 or equivalent.
Scottish Higher BBC Preferably to include English or a Literary subject* and a Science**

National 5 Grade C in Maths.

National 5 Grade C in English and Biology required for candidates who do not have these subjects at Higher.

The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an Offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements, within our widening participation criteria, outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. This Offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and Admissions Policies please visit our website.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3 Grades H3, H3, H3 preferably to include English or Literary subject* and a Science**

O3 in two Ordinary Level subjects including Maths.
Scottish HNC Pass in a related subject^ with Grade C in the graded unit for Year 1 entry. National 5 grade C in English, Maths and Science (Biology - preferred, Chemistry or Physics) also required.

^Care and Administrative Practice, Social Care, Applied Science, Social Sciences, Early Education and Childcare

Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements

FETAC Level 5 Pre-Nursing Studies - Minimum of 6 Distinctions must be achieved overall. Distinctions must also be achieved in the Communication Unit and the Anatomy and Physiology Unit.

B2/O3 in Ordinary Level Maths in Irish Leaving Certificate

Mature students - Adequate and appropriate previous (and recent) study is essential. Please contact us at nursingandmidwifery@napier.ac.uk if you are unsure whether or not you would be eligible to apply. Relevant work experience will be considered alongside recent study. It may necessary for those with limited qualifications to undertake an Access course or other appropriate courses/studies in a Further Education setting.

*Literary Subjects include: English/English Literature; History; Modern Studies; Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies/Christian Theology; Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Law. ESOL at grade A can be considered in lieu of English.

**Science Subjects include: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE

Interview Requirements - There will be a selection interview and all candidates must meet NMC requirements of good health and good character. Competition for places varies from year-to-year and achievement of the typical minimum entry requirements does not always guarantee shortlisting for interview or a place on the course.

Deferred Applications - Please note that we cannot accept applications for deferred entry for this course.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
Scottish Higher BCC Including English and Biology or Human Biology.

National 5 Grade C in Maths also required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Satisfactory PVG Check required.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 IELTS 7.0 overall with no component below 7.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs/fee information Following the decision of the UK Government to remove the health bursary in England and move to a loans based support package for nursing, midwifery and AHP students from academic year 2017/18, the Scottish Government has confirmed that students commencing study on Nursing and Midwifery undergraduate programmes from September 2019 will be able to apply for tuition fee and living cost support from their home funding body. In light of this, tuition fees for this course for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be £9,250 per annum.

Provider information

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Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
EH14 1DJ

Course contact details

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+44 (0)333 900 60 40