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Faculty of Health Sciences

Nursing (Child)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: B730

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Skills for Practice (Practice 1)

  • Essence of Professional Practice

  • Life and Social Sciences

  • Children's Nursing Practice 2

  • Foundation's in Children's Nursing

  • Children's Nursing Practice 3

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing

  • Children's Nursing Practice 4

  • Meeting the Acute Health Care Needs of Children

  • Children's Nursing Practice 5

  • Meeting the Longer Term Health Care Needs of Children

  • Children's Nursing Practice 6

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Safe and Competent Children's Nursing

  • Managing Complexity in Clinical Practice (Child)

  • Children's Nursing Practice 7

  • Children's Nursing Practice 8

  • Children's Nursing Practice 9

"The knowledge and skills I have learnt here at the University are invaluable to me and have prepared me for my time on practice placements".

Sharon Land

More about this course

Few career paths can be as challenging or rewarding as nursing. Half study, half mentored clinical placement, our degree offers you a unique, professional insight into the diverse care needs of both healthy and sick children and their families. On this course, you will learn to work and communicate with children and their families – often in difficult, demanding situations. You are encouraged to identify and practice the most effective methods of nursing a sick child, while looking at ways that caring for children could be improved.

This three-year programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, evidence-based health care. Through the academic dimension of the course, you will gain key, valuable theoretical skills which you will apply in a working environment. The placements you undertake on this course will teach you clinical practice skills which are supported by timetabled activities in a simulated environment. Upon graduation, you will be awarded an academic and professional award enabling you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse.


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Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

  • 120 Tariff Points from three A Levels (or appropriate Level 3 qualifications e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma)

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • GCSE: English, Maths, and Science at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 30 points.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DDM in relevant subject(s).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 30 of the 45 Level 3 graded credits at distinction
  • Alternative maths – Functional Skills L2 Maths
  • Alternative science – BTEC First Diploma – Pass
  • University of Hull Certificate in Practice Skills for Health and Social Care (60 credits at Level 4 in appropriate subjects)

You must clearly provide evidence in your personal statement of relevant childcare experience undertaken either through paid or voluntary experience or as part of a course and consider how this will be helpful in preparing you for a career in children’s nursing. This experience must not include any involvement with family or friends. Evidence relating to such experience will need to be supported by one of your references.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. An annual Good Health and Good Character declaration must be completed and a Disclosure and Barring Service check is also required.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each skill (EU nationals 6.0 overall with 6.0 in each skill). For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Children’s nurses leave the Faculty and go on to the wide range of career opportunities available for them. 100% of full-time students on this programme find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017).

Some choose to specialise into areas such as paediatric intensive care and many go into community posts such as school nursing and health visiting. Management and leadership are career options as are opportunities for practice, education and research. Children’s nurses graduating from the University of Hull have good opportunities for finding employment either locally or further afield.

After qualification as a children’s nurse, there are opportunities for continuing professional development in a wide range of areas, from mentorship training to master and doctoral degrees.