Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a 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 hospital, home and hospice. The role of the children's nurse includes promoting health and minimising illness in collaboration with families. When providing nursing care for children, working with the family and consideration of their needs is essential. Moreover, 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.

Course Modules

Year 1 modules: Introduction to nursing for graduates; nursing practice part 1; nursing the acutely ill child; contemporary issues in children’s nursing; nursing practice part 2. Year 2 modules: Complexities of children's nursing; transition to professional practice in children’s nursing; developing and analysing evidence'based practice; nursing practice part 3.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Qualifications required:

  • A health or science-related degree at 2.2 or above. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above. Normally a minimum of 500 hours health or social care related experience. You must have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language, maths and a science subject, or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years. Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade C (eg key skills level 2 literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0, or equivalent. Experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred. Admission is subject to occupational health screening and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.