Kingston University London - Children's Nursing BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Children's Nursing BSc (Hons)

Children's nursing is very popular and this course will enable you to become a registered children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

You'll learn to provide evidence-based care for children and young people (birth to age 18), working in partnership with their families and with other health and social care professionals, in hospital and community settings.

You'll study modules relevant to all fields of nursing, as well as those that focus on children's nursing, you'll also learn about child development, the healthy child as well as children and young people who are acutely ill, or require complex, high dependency, or palliative care.

Placement opportunities are at London's leading NHS hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, St George's, St Helier, Kingston, Royal Marsden, Chelsea, Westminster, and Croydon Hospitals, as well as in community settings.

You'll be taught by a dynamic teaching team who are nationally and internationally recognized - they have contributed to key textbooks and achieved awards for their excellence in learning and teaching.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston is No.1 in London and No.5 in the UK overall for Children's Nursing (Guardian league tables 2023).
  • Our award-winning simulation suite (Student Nursing Times Awards 2019) offers realistic environments in which to learn, including hospital wards and community settings with family role-players.
  • 100% of students from this course are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19).

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


  • GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification, e.g. Functional/Skills Level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science.
  • GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health-based access course.
  • IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other elements.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities after completing Children's Nursing BSc (Hons)

  • Staff nurse (Paediatrics)

  • Staff nurse (Paediatric intensive care)

  • School nurse

  • Health visitor staff nurse

  • A&E nurse (Paediatrics)

  • Neonatal nurse

Course Details

On The First Year, we introduce the core sciences and contexts of nursing and healthcare. You'll develop your knowledge of child development, the healthy child, and the assessment and care of children and their families.

 And in the second year

 examines person-centered care, nursing care for children and young people with acute illness, and explores local, national, and global perspectives on contemporary issues. At the end of Year 2, you will have the opportunity to undertake a national or international placement.


Year 3 looks at caring for children and young people who require complex, high-dependency, critical, and palliative care. You will prepare for the transition from student to qualified children's nurse.

Year 1

Introduction to Life Sciences
Introduction to Children's Nursing NC4104
Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
Introduction to Professional Practice

Year 2

Therapeutic Interventions in Nursing: Bio-Psycho-Social Approaches
Assessment and Care Process for Acutely Ill Children NC5107
Community and Public Health Nursing for Children NC5108
Developing Professional Practice

Year 3

Safe and Effective Quality Care in Children's Nursing NC6110
Co-ordinating the Care of Children with Complex and Palliative Care Needs NC6111
Leadership in Children's Nursing NC6112
Advancing Professional Practice

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