Birmingham City University - NURSING-CHILD-BSC (HONS)

Birmingham City University


Our Children’s Nursing BSc (Hons) course expertly supports you in gaining the knowledge and skills to deliver professional and compassionate Family Centred Care.

The University is commissioned to deliver one of the UK’s largest cohorts of nurses every year, so you’ll benefit from studying at one of the country’s biggest nursing schools and being part of a community of student nurses in a diverse and vibrant city. Successful completion of the course will make you eligible to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


The BSc (Hons) Nursing course aims to develop graduates into skilled, knowledgeable, and emotionally intelligent nurses capable of leading and coordinating compassionate, evidence-based, person- and family-centered care. The university-based elements of the first two years of the course are integrated, with all fields of nursing working together. The final year focuses on child nursing theory.
Students will study five modules each year, with a year-long practice module in year one to develop confidence and competence in practice. In the first year, students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge, including evidence-based care, professional values, self-leadership, and the role of the registered nurse. In the second year, students will explore evidence-based complex care, incorporating research, skills, team leadership, and principles of coordinating care.
In the third year, students will continue building on their previous learning and develop proficiency in child nursing. They will also develop research-informed critical thinking, coordinate care, supervise other health professionals, and gain confidence in medication safe management.
Students will have access to personal tuition throughout the course, enriching their learning experiences and enabling reflection on their practice and individual field identity. Practice placements will be specific to their field, child nursing, throughout the three years. To become a more rounded nurse, students will have opportunities to learn across the four fields of nursing, including adult, child, learning disabilities, and mental health.
The BSc (Hons) Nursing course is designed to comply with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards (2018), allowing students to apply and be entered into the NMC register in one of the four fields of nursing.

Entry Requirements

  • Three subjects at grade C/4 or above
  • Must include Mathematics, English language and Health and Social Care or Science subject
  • Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepted
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment
  • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application


  • Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no subtest below 6
  • If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTS must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities:

Once qualified and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council you can practice in the UK and many countries overseas. As a qualified nurse you could find yourself working within the NHS, the private sector, in the community, at GP surgeries, at schools, plus many more - the options are endless.


Placements take place across a range of settings. You may experience care in acute, critical care, long-term care and community settings which are related to your Field. During your second year there will also be the opportunity to undertake a placement learning experience elsewhere in the UK or abroad* (*subject to selection criteria).

A placement is your chance to be a part of the working world of health and social care as it really is: your first taste of your career. For most of our courses, it's a compulsory part of your training; it's that important.

Course Details

Our aim is to develop you into a graduate nurse who is able to work flexibly across a range of settings and meet the health needs of the whole person throughout their lifespan. We will work with you on your development to help you become a skilled, knowledgeable, emotionally intelligent nurse, able to lead and co-ordinate compassionate, evidence-based, person- and family-centred care while working as an integral member of interdisciplinary teams. 

The university-based elements of the first two years of your course are integrated, with all fields of nursing working together. In your final year, the theory you learn will be specific to child nursing. You will study five modules each year. In year one, you will complete a year-long practice module which will prepare and support you to develop your confidence and competence in practice as you work towards independently leading and co-ordinating care.  

Year One

• What is Nursing?
• Assessing Needs and Planning Care
• Providing and Evaluating Care
• Introduction to Leadership and Teamwork
• Professional Practice 1

Year 2

• Complex Care 1: Assessing and Planning
• Complex Care 2: Providing and Evaluating Care
• Improving Quality and Safety in a Global Context
• Leadership and Co-ordinating Care
• Professional Practice 2

Year 3

• Nursing Care: Children and Young People
• Medicines Management and Applied Physiology in Children and Young Peoples’ Nursing
• Leadership and Decision Making in Children and Young Peoples’ Nursing
• Delivering High Quality, Safe Nursing Care for Children, Young People and their Families
• Professional Practice

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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