Kingston University London - Children's Nursing MSc

Kingston University London

Children's Nursing MSc

This course provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a children's nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Children's nurses provide care for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age across settings, for example, hospitals, homes, and hospices. The role of the children's nurse includes promoting health and minimizing illness in collaboration with families. When providing nursing care for children, working with the family and consideration of their needs are essential.

Children's nurses work collaboratively with a range of professionals to meet the specific needs of children, young people, and their families wherever they are cared for.

Within our state-of-the-art simulation suites, our children's nursing students can further develop the skills required to care for children and families in a safe environment, which closely mimics a healthcare environment (hospital and home). Family role players are central to this learning experience.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston is No.1 in London and No.6 in the UK overall for nursing and midwifery (Guardian league tables 2022).
  • Our award-winning simulation program offers a wide range of simulated environments for child-specific learning and teaching.
  • Our team includes Professor Jayne Price, lead editor of


    Palliative Care for Children and Families, and editor of


    Essentials of Nursing; Children and Young People.

Entry Requirements

  • A health- or science-related degree at 2.2 or above completed in the last five years. Health- and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies.  
  • IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent overall and at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.

Career Prospects

This course enables you to join as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Once qualified, you will have a range of employment opportunities in leading NHS and independent organizations. Staff development and continuing professional development programmes support and encourage life-long learning.

Course Details

The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to children's nursing.

Year 1

Foundations of life sciences for graduates
Establishing the fundamentals of nursing care
Assessment and care process for acutely ill children
Community and public health nursing for children
Introduction to professional practice
Developing professional practice

Year 2

Safe and effective quality care in children's nursing
Coordinating the care of children with complex and palliative care needs
Leadership in children's nursing
Advancing professional practice

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