University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The children’s nursing field specialises in caring for children, young people and their families in a variety of settings, as part of an interprofessional approach to care. The work of a children’s nurse can range from caring for a sick newborn baby to caring for a teenager with complex physical or psychological needs. The course will empower you to become a flexible practitioner; clinically adept, caring and willing to accept responsibility for the care of children, young people and their families.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Theory is assessed via essays, presentation, multiple-choice questionnaire, unseen written examination, and projects.
Practice is assessed in the clinical environment by experienced, qualified practitioners using a Practice Assessment Record, which sets out the skills, attitudes and knowledge of practice to be measured.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3|
Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent.
Applicants must have some experience of working in a healthcare setting either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs.
FETAC Level 5 (Major Award) with all 8 subjects at Merit.
Please note that applicants must also have evidence of recent study within the last 5 years.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Child Nursing applicants must have some experience of working in a healthcare setting either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.