City, University of London

Course Introduction

City’s child nursing degree prepares students for a fulfilling and rewarding career caring for children up to the age of 16 and supporting their families. Children’s nurses need to be versatile and resilient as they care for children with acute or long'term health problems, children presenting with mental'health issues, special needs and those who are terminally ill. Children’s nurses work in a range of health settings from hospitals and schools to patients’ homes, with the opportunity to work in rural, urban and overseas settings.

As a child nursing student at City you will benefit from a practical degree course, focused on preparing you for practice placements and your future career within the healthcare sector. You will combine theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of settings including acute care, hospitals, GP surgeries, nursing homes, private hospitals, patients’ homes and the community. Our placement partners include Barts and The London Children’s Hospital, which cares for over 40,000 children a year and the world famous Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Our on'campus facilities include a Clinical Skills Centre, designed to reflect a real'world healthcare environment where students can develop their knowledge and skills in a safe environment to prepare for practice placements.

Course Modules

The first year focuses on relationship'centred care and considers the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. Students also undertake a practice placement.

Core modules include; Foundations of Relationship Centred Practice, Relating Social Sciences to Healthy Communities, and Understanding Concepts of Biology for Health.

In the second year students continue to explore these themes in the context of acute and long'term care, and can pursue specific clinical interests on a two week elective practice placement in addition to course clinical placements. Core modules include; Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnosis and Treatment; Children's Nursing, and Developing Clinical Practice. Students also choose one elective module.

In the third year, the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice. Students undertake a Literature Review/Dissertation. As part of the clinical placement experience, students undertake a designated placement which will help provide the foundations for the transition from student to Registered Nurse.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)