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Children's Nursing, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Number 1 in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017
  • If you are looking for a hands-on training experience, we ensure you will spend 50% of your time in work placements being assessed by qualified practitioners
  • We prepare you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered Children’s Nurse.



Caring for children is an incredibly rewarding experience that requires specialist qualities and skills, alongside resilience. As a children's nurse you will be caring for children and young people from birth up to the age of 18, including children with physical and mental health issues. 

During your time with us, you will gain knowledge and understanding of complex relationships between the personal, socio-economic and cultural influences that impact upon a child's health and well-being. Nursing and technological competence will be achieved by applying professional knowledge, skills, values and attitudes taught by our expert lecturers. It is these values and skills that will help you to empower children, young people and their families in making vital health decisions

The programme is 50% theoretical and 50% clinical practice. We use a range of teaching and learning strategies in a mix of taught seminars, skills sessions, simulated practice and clinical placements designed to meet individual student's needs. Simulated practice occurs in our clinical skills laboratories and allows you to practice and reflect in a safe environment. Feedback from our students confirms that simulated practice has increased their confidence and competence, as well as prepared them to be reflective qualified practitioners. Clinical placements will take place in a range of settings where children and young people might access health and welfare services including leading NHS trusts, community teams, and voluntary/independent organisations.

Being a children's nursing student at the University of Greenwich means you will receive a first class education and be fully supported throughout your journey

Work placements

We have excellent links with the National Health Service (NHS) and other care providers and will arrange your placements in both hospitals and community settings, including GP practices, with community nurses and health visitors. You will spend 50% of your time each year in these valuable work placements. It is here that you will be assessed by qualified practitioners. 


Throughout your degree we prepare you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as registered children's nurses.

The programme will ensure the student has achieved the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education (NMC 2010) including the standards for competence and the Essential Skills Clusters and the requirement of Directive 2005/36/EC. The intellectual, professional, academic and practical competencies that you will acquire as a children's nursing graduate are informed by the European Tuning Project 2009, 3.2.


The BSc Hons Child Nursing programme begins in September at our Avery Hill Campus.


Our nursing degrees are ranked:

  • First in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within the top 20 nationally for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Second in London for student satisfaction by the National Student Survey 2017
  • In the top five nationally with an average student satisfaction of 94% by the National Student Survey 2017.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses
  • NVQ (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3)
  • Foundation degrees.

Plus at least three GCSEs including English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

In addition:

Candidates will be required to:

  • Work shadowing/observation: Appropriate healthcare experience either voluntary or paid is encouraged
  • Undertake an interview
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check, occupational health screening and meet residential regulations.

What people say

The University of Greenwich's reputation for producing outstanding nurses sets it apart from the others. I am very proud to be a University of Greenwich student nurse and couldn't thank them enough for supporting and guiding me through my children's nursing degree. My degree presented many challenges, but many more positive experiences and opportunities and has set me up for my future career.

The wonderful lecturers and staff at the University of Greenwich have supported me through my degree and were everything I could have asked for. I have taken full advantage of all the social outlets and activities that are set up for students and have made some lifelong friends.

Claire Young
BSc Hons Children's Nursing

Over the past three years my personal tutor has been so supportive and only ever an e-mail away. My mentors on placement gave me every opportunity to develop my practical skills. The guidance I have received has built my confidence dramatically and I'm looking forward to qualifying and starting my new job in September. 

Claire Millen
BSc Hons Children's Nursing

Extra information


Students will be assessed through:

  • Exams
  • Essays
  • Skills assessments
  • Poster presentations
  • Work books
  • Clinical skills assessment (OSCE).

Professional recognition

This programme is professionally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


As a children's nurse you can go into any area where children or young people access healthcare across the acute and community sectors, and worldwide. Nurses in both hospital and community settings have opportunities to become managers, educators and clinical specialists.

 What we offer

At The University of Greenwich we want to make the experience for our Health and Social care students as simple as possible, keeping costs to a minimum and ensuring our students get the best experience. To support our students on these courses we offer a package that includes;

  • Free occupational Health costs, including immunizations
  • Full uniform set
  • Aspire@Greenwich scheme in partnership with John Smiths student stores worth £200*

*Eligible students only. Terms and conditions apply

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Come and get a feel for what learning and life is like with us.

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Avery Hill Campus

Situated either side of Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 15 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run nearby.

Ample 'pay and display' parking on campus.

Campus bus service between campuses.

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