MSc in Children's Nursing
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
GBP 9,250 / per year *
Earliest start date
* home full-time: £9,250 | international full-time: £16,200
Why choose this course?
This course provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Children's nurses provide care for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age across settings, for example, hospitals, homes and hospices. The role of the children's nurse includes promoting health and minimising illness in collaboration with families. When providing nursing care for children, working with the family and consideration of their needs are essential.
Children's nurses work collaboratively with a range of professionals to meet the specific needs of children, young people and their families wherever they are cared for.
Within our state-of-the-art simulation suites, our children's nursing students can further develop the skills required to care for children and families in a safe environment, which closely mimics a healthcare environment (hospital and home). Family role players are central to this learning experience.
You will have a diverse range of quality placements where you will develop your nursing skills under the supervision of supportive practitioners.
You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- Kingston is No.1 in London and No.6 in the UK overall for nursing and midwifery (Guardian league tables 2022).
- Our award-winning simulation programme offers a wide range of simulated environments for child-specific learning and teaching.
- Our team includes Professor Jayne Price, lead editor of Palliative Care for Children and Families, and editor of Essentials of Nursing; Children and Young People.
This degree confers both an academic award and a professional qualification in nursing. On successful completion of the programme, you will be 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
The first year is divided into two parts. In part one, you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to children's nursing.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Year 1 (parts one and two)
- Foundations of life sciences for graduates
- Establishing the fundamentals of nursing care
- Assessment and care process for acutely ill children
- Community and public health nursing for children
- Introduction to professional practice
- Developing professional practice
Year 2 (part 3)
- Safe and effective quality care in children's nursing
- Coordinating the care of children with complex and palliative care needs
- Leadership in children's nursing
- 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
After you graduate
This course enables you to join as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Once qualified, you will have a range of employment opportunities in leading NHS and independent organisations. Staff development and continuing professional development programmes support and encourage life-long learning.