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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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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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.

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