London South Bank University

Course Introduction

For our Children's Nursing courses we have two children's skills laboratories. These skills labs are set up like nursing wards and are used by all student nurses throughout their on'campus study time at LSBU. They learn manual handling of patients, basic life support skills and skills specific to the field of nursing. The nursing wards have simulator mannequins; SimMan, SimBaby and SimMom. These life'size mannequins are computer controlled and can be programmed with various clinical conditions. They are operated by a computer in real'time and so respond to a students' actions. They also allow students to see the outcome of specific interventions in certain scenarios, which could make the patient better or deteriorate quite quickly. The mannequins are used to teach students how to recognise clinical signs, and to also associate those clinical signs with the actions they are taking to care for the patient. SimMan can be male or female with fully accurate anatomy and can breathe, blink, sweat, speak and groan in pain as well as have a pulse.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to life sciences; practice skills for nursing; professional values, ethics and law; social sciences and nursing; theories of nursing and children's nursing practice; communication with children and young people. Year 2: Mental wellbeing and physical health; public health and health policy; research methods and use of evidence; child development and childhood transitions; life sciences and medicines management; common childhood illnesses. Year 3: Politics of health; leadership, management and supervision; pharmacology and medicines management; care of the acutely ill child; best practice in children's nursing; complex and high dependency care of children.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • Tariff 104-112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 46%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

91% Go on to work and/or study

In work 89
Studying 1
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 5
Unknown 4

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 13%

Total Coursework: 59%

Total Practical: 28%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation