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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Key course details

Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street, Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

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

‘Eye opening’ Cambodian hospital experience secures dream job for Jessica

Posted: 29 Jul 2019

A student nurse who visited Cambodia on a Work the World placement returned to the news she had secured her dream job as a nurse at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary, well ahead of her graduation in November. Jessica Everett, 23, from Penrith, who is a third year adult nursing student at the University of Cumbria, scored a highly sort-after role on Beech Oncology and Haematology ward at the hospital and will take up her position in September.

Campaigner brings drive for health professionals to receive mandatory autism and learning disability training to Cumbria and Lancashire

Posted: 2 Apr 2019

A high-profile mother who is campaigning for all doctors and nurses to receive mandatory training in autism and learning disability awareness following the death of her teenage son is to visit the University of Cumbria.

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.

Undergraduate Open Day

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Here's your chance to experience living and learning with like-minded individuals on a campus where you'll find your course, your calling and your career.

Undergraduate Open Day

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Here's your chance to experience living and learning with like-minded individuals on a campus where you'll find your course, your calling and your career.

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