Children's Nursing

Course introduction

The BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing prepares students for a gratifying career at the forefront of modern healthcare and leads to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Students develop skills and interests in both general medicine and specialist areas to be a confident and compassionate child nurse.

City students benefit from clinical placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts, with placements in a range of settings allowing students to experience the many different environments and specialisms’ children’s nurses’ work in. Specialist placements include the internationally recognised acute children’s emergency department service at the Royal London and specialist Paediatric gastroenterology unit, the only unit of its kind in the UK.

This course is taught through a combination of classroom theory, simulated practice and practice placements. City is home to state of the art clinical facilities including our specialist Clinical Skills Centre, a facility designed especially for students to clinical practice skills in a safe environment, before commencing placements.

Career prospects are excellent for our Children's Nursing graduates - many secure employment within local London trusts and throughout the rest of the UK and 98% of our BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the course (DLHE).

This degree prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. City is ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction in Nursing (Complete University Guide 2020).

Course modules

The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of community settings and leading hospitals, alongside our state-of-the-art facilities.

The first year focuses on the foundations for nursing and considers the psychological, social and biological factors influencing health. Students also undertake practice placements.

In the second year, students focus on person-centred care and explore this theme in the context of acute and long-term care. Students can also pursue specific clinical interests on a two-week elective practice placement in addition to course clinical placements. Students can choose one elective module to study alongside core modules.

In the final year, the emphasis is on leading and managing in professional practice and becoming a proficient practitioner. Students undertake a 6,000-word dissertation. As part of the clinical placement experience, students spend the final 12 weeks of the course in practice and have a placement base and opportunities to identify practice experiences with their practice supervisors and assessor.

Start date


Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £0 Other Fees