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Undergraduate

BSc Nursing (Child)

Our children's nursing team supports you through a course which is divided equally between class-based learning and clinical placements.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

120 points

A Level grades: BBB

UCAS code

B730

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Start date

Course overview

Paediatric and child-focused nursing is among the most rewarding careers out there. You'll learn to work and communicate with children and their families – often in difficult, demanding situations.

The programme's split 50/50 between time spent in classes and on mentored clinical placements. You’ll gain a unique, professional insight into the diverse care needs of both healthy and sick children, and their families.

On graduation, you'll be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse.

Six reasons to study Child Nursing at Hull

  1. Learn in the award-winning Allam Medical Building*
  2. 100% graduate employability rating
  3. Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  4. Course developed with input from NHS experts
  5. Train in simulated neonatal wards and theatres
  6. Qualify for a wide range of fulfilling careers

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Core

    Skills for Practice (Practice 1)

    Link theoretical knowledge with fundamental nursing skills in a safe clinical simulation environment giving you a firm grounding in preparation for clinical practice.

    Essence of Professional Practice

    Explore the importance of effective communication, including practical, professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of nursing.

    Life and Social Sciences

    ​In order to provide holistic, individualised care, nurses must be knowledgeable about fundamental life and social sciences - physiology, sociology and psychology. 

    Children's Nursing Practice 2

    Under direct supervision, you will be able to observe and participate in varied aspects of children's nursing.

    Foundations in Children's Nursing

    Explore the differences between children and adults, and apply this to the delivery of nursing care to ensure it is child centred and focused.

    Children's Nursing Practice 3

    This practice-based module provides you with the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and knowledge in caring for children and their families in a wide variety of differing settings.

Second year modules

  • Core

    Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing

    This module considers the health behaviours of individuals, as well as individualised approaches to health and wellbeing and obstacles to achieving it. 

    Children's Nursing Practice 4

    This practice-based module provides you with the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and knowledge in caring for children and their families in a wide variety of differing settings.

    Meeting the Acute Health Care Needs of Children

    This module focuses on the acute health care needs of children. You will explore the treatment and management of common acute illnesses, injuries and diseases.

    Children's Nursing Practice 5

    This practice-based module provides you with the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and knowledge in caring for children and their families in a wide variety of differing settings.

    Meeting the Longer Term Health Care Needs of Children

    Explore the impact of long term health conditions on children, young people and their families. Develop an understanding of their needs and how you can help to meet those needs. 

    Children's Nursing Practice 6

    This practice-based module provides you with the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and knowledge in caring for children and their families in a wide variety of differing settings.

Final year modules

  • Core

    Safe and Competent Children's Nursing

    On a topic of your choosing, you'll consider how management, leadership and change management theory contribute to the delivery of safe and effective care.

    Managing Complexity in Clinical Practice (Child)

    Continuing to build on your knowledge, you'll explore and critique the range of children’s complex care needs.

    Children's Nursing Practice 7

    To build a solid foundation on the associated theory, clinical placements provide practical experience in all areas of children’s care. 

    Children's Nursing Practice 8

    To build a solid foundation on the associated theory, clinical placements provide practical experience in all areas of children’s care.

    Children's Nursing Practice 9

    The final placement provides practical experience in children’s care. The focus is on the management skills required to support children, families and the multi professional team.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

To meet NMC requirements, you’re expected to study for 4600 hours over 3 years. This is organised over 45 scheduled weeks of study and three trimesters per year, with additional time scheduled for assessment and holidays.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

Your time is split 50/50 between theory and practice. Simulated practice in our fully equipped Allam Medical Building alongside placements in local NHS Trusts and other care environments is integral to this programme.

When allocated a placement, you’ll be expected to work a variety of shifts to experience 24/7 care.

Theory sessions take place at the University and include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study and simulation.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be fully supported by nursing academics, practice educators and mentors.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

Your time is split 50/50 between theory and practice. Simulated practice in our fully equipped Allam Medical Building alongside placements in local NHS Trusts and other care environments is integral to this programme.

When allocated a placement, you’ll be expected to work a variety of shifts to experience 24/7 care.

Theory sessions take place at the University and include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study and simulation.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be fully supported by nursing academics, practice educators and mentors.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

Your time is split 50/50 between theory and practice. Simulated practice in our fully equipped Allam Medical Building alongside placements in local NHS Trusts and other care environments is integral to this programme.

When allocated a placement, you’ll be expected to work a variety of shifts to experience 24/7 care.

Theory sessions take place at the University and include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study and simulation.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be fully supported by nursing academics, practice educators and mentors.

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Entry requirements

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

  • 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, in a health related subject
  • 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, with an overall score of 60%)

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.

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). See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

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Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year (subject to approval)*

International

£17,200 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

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.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Children's Nurse

By the end of your course, you’ll be ready to undertake the responsibilities of a health practitioner.

Most of our graduates go on to work in the NHS – but others find positions overseas, in private practice, in the social services, the pharmaceutical industry, the armed forces, the prison service or in specialist areas such as drug rehabilitation.

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A place where we stand up to kings, do deals with the world and take a wrecking ball to the slave trade. A place where culture stands out and the phone boxes are a different colour. A place where we're free-thinking, independent and proud of it.

*The Allam Medical Building won the 'Buildings That Inspire' category in The Guardian’s University Awards 2018

†Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018