BSc in Children's Nursing
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
GBP 9,250 / per year *
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* UK students: £9,250 per year | international: £16,200 for the first year
Why choose this course?
Children's nursing is very popular and this course will enable you to become a registered children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
You'll learn to provide evidence-based care for children and young people (birth to age 18), working in partnership with their families and with other health and social care professionals, in hospital and community settings.
You'll study modules relevant to all fields of nursing, as well as those that focus on children's nursing, you'll also learn about child development, the healthy child as well as children and young people who are acutely ill, or require complex, high dependency or palliative care.
Placement opportunities are at London's leading NHS hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, St George's, St Helier, Kingston, Royal Marsden, Chelsea and Westminster and Croydon Hospitals, as well as in community settings.
You'll be taught by a dynamic teaching team who are nationally and internationally recognised - they have contributed to key textbooks and achieved awards for their excellence in learning and teaching.
Throughout the course you will engage with service users, practising nurses and other healthcare professionals – in placements, classes and online learning.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- Kingston is No.1 in London and No.5 in the UK overall for Children's Nursing (Guardian league tables 2023).
- Our award-winning simulation suite (Student Nursing Times Awards 2019) offers realistic environments in which to learn, including hospital wards and community settings with family role-players.
- 100% of students from this course are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19).
This degree confers both an academic award and a professional qualification in nursing. On completion of the programme, students are recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for professional registration.
Scholarships and Funding
NHS Training Grant
Nursing students on pre-registration courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back, subject to eligibility criteria.
What you will study
Your studies will include core learning relevant to all fields of nursing, and modules specific to Children's Nursing.
Year 1 introduces the core sciences and contexts of nursing and healthcare. You'll develop your knowledge of child development, the healthy child and the assessment and care of children and their families.
- Introduction to Life Sciences
- Introduction to Children's Nursing NC4104
- Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
- Introduction to Professional Practice
Year 2 examines person-centred care, nursing care for children and young people with acute illness, and explores local, national and global perspectives on contemporary issues. At the end of Year 2, you will have the opportunity to undertake a national or international placement.
- Therapeutic Interventions in Nursing: Bio-Psycho-Social Approaches
- Assessment and Care Process for Acutely Ill Children NC5107
- Community and Public Health Nursing for Children NC5108
- Developing Professional Practice
Year 3 looks at caring for children and young people who require complex, high-dependency, critical and palliative care. You will prepare for the transition from student to qualified children's nurse.
- Safe and Effective Quality Care in Children's Nursing NC6110
- Co-ordinating the Care of Children with Complex and Palliative Care Needs NC6111
- Leadership in Children's Nursing NC6112
- Advancing Professional Practice
Optional modules only run if there is enough demand. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an optional module, that module will not be offered for this course.
Program Tuition Fee
Type of jobs
- Staff nurse (Paediatrics)
- Staff nurse (Paediatric intensive care)
- School nurse
- Health visitor staff nurse
- A&E nurse (Paediatrics)
- Neonatal nurse
Types of organisations
- Croydon University Hospital
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals
- Guy's & St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust
- Kingston Hospital
- St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital
- St Peters Hospital (Chertsey)
- Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust
- West Middlesex University Hospital
- University College London Hospital
- Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Trust
- Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust