BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 92% overall course satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).

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Course code B730

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UCAS

Course code B730

Key course details

Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street, Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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If you’re passionate about children’s health and wellbeing – we’ll harness this and develop it with academic knowledge and clinical placements so you can become a qualified, NMC registered children’s nurse.

We’ve a great track record for kick-starting nurses’ careers – with 100% of our students who want a job after graduation stepping into employment.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We’ve designed this course with your modern nursing career in mind, so you spend 50% of the course on clinical placements in both hospital and community settings.

Plus, because we’re one of only a few UK universities offering child, adult, learning disability and mental health nursing, you gain a great understanding of other nursing fields to bolster your nursing potential.

  • Eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register to practise
  • Our contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers provide fantastic employment prospects
  • Your location means you’ll experience both city and rural healthcare systems
  • Opportunity to do your own research or alongside that of academic tutors
  • Boost your employability by becoming a versatile nurse who can confidently provide care in hospital, community setting or a child’s home
  • Develop your leadership skills and learn to manage a team
  • Bolster theory with practice in our mock wards and clinical simulation facilities
  • Taught by tutors with nursing backgrounds
  • An enrichment placement – giving you the opportunity to go overseas

Our primary goal is to see you become an excellent care provider, who has a firm and current knowledge of the acute and chronic physical conditions and diseases affecting children -  but also a nurse who can manage and influence changes in nursing.

If you want to make a smooth transition into a challenging but rewarding job in children’s nursing with a course that brings out the very best practitioner in you, we’ll help you do just that.

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Graduate destinations

You'll complete this course fully-qualified to join the NMC Register, allowing you to practice as a nurse working with children. The need for qualified nurses is ever-expanding, so you can be confident that your qualification will open up many doors for employment. You'll also be ready to take on one of our post-registration courses to continue your professional development.

News and Events

Recognition for university’s mental health and dementia initiatives

Posted: 21 Feb 2020

Two University of Cumbria health initiatives are in the running for prestigious education awards. A dementia symposium and the university’s Festival of Mental Health are finalists in the Educate North 2020 Awards. The initiatives aim to strengthen students’ knowledge and expertise as well as improve standards and effectiveness of patient care. They are organised by academics and staff within the nursing team of the university’s Institute of Health.

University welcomes new grants for health care students

Posted: 18 Dec 2019

From September 2020, all those studying nursing, midwifery and many allied health professions will qualify for an annual grant of at least £5,000 with more available to students with children and those studying specialist disciplines where recruitment has been challenging.

The perfect career as a Learning Disability Nurse

Posted: 4 Sep 2019

Diverse nursing roles can steer you far from the vision of a nurse in uniform caring for patients at their bedside within a Hospital setting. Graduate Shaheen Ratansi tells her story of the journey she has taken to find her perfect degree, starting a career in a supportive and empowering role as a Learning Disability Nurse.

UG Open Event(2020 entry enquirers only)

Wed 18 Mar 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.

UG Open Event (2020 entry enquirers only)

Wed 22 Apr 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.