Key facts


Shrewsbury campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: B731
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 14 June 2019
September 2019 – June 2020 (dates to be confirmed)


This innovative degree is perfect for those who have a passion to care for children and their families and will help you address children's changing healthcare needs.

  • Clinical experience in a wide range of placement areas.
  • Eligibility to register as a children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery council
  • Ability to gain graduate employment within a range of healthcare settings

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (Child)

Professional body accreditation

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (child).

Work placements

Your placements will be in a variety of hospital and community settings within the NHS and independent sector. You will care for children aged from 0-18 years old, including healthy and acutely ill children, those with long term conditions and also children with complex needs.

This breadth of care will help you develop a range of clinical skills essential for nursing. You will need to travel to your placements and work a variety of shifts to ensure you gain the full range of learning experiences to meet the course requirements. Throughout your studies, your clinical mentors and enthusiastic tutors will support and encourage you to make the most out of your studies.

Our NHS settings include:

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM)
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Leighton Hospital
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Course content

The course consists of a variety of modules, which are designed to enable the integration of theory with practice incorporating evidence and research. Care, compassion and values-based family centred care is a central theme throughout.

From the beginning of your studies, you will be given the opportunity to learn about the care needs of children, young people and their families, along with some shared learning between child, adult and mental health fields of nursing on common themes relevant for all during your course.

There will also be opportunities to work collaboratively with a range of different health care professionals. There is also an emphasis on service user and carer involvement.


    Modules listed are subject to change currently awaiting NMC standards.

    This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course.   

    Our teaching is informed by research, and module content will reflect developments within the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in the timetables in Blackboard VLE.

    Year 1

    Semester 1
    Module title
    Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviours Compulsory
    Evidence in Contemporary Health Care Compulsory
    Clinical Skills for Nursing Compulsory
    Children's Nursing Practice Compulsory

    Year 2

    Semester 1
    Module title
    Developing Children's Nursing Practice Compulsory
    Valuing and Protecting Children Compulsory
    Evidence-based Nursing Practice Skills Compulsory
    Community-based Care Compulsory

    Year 3

    Semester 1
    Module title
    Competent Children's Nursing Practice Compulsory
    The Graduate Nurse (Children's) Compulsory

    Teaching staff

    You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.