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BSc (Hons)

Nursing with Registered Nurse (Children & Young People)

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Learn how to safely and effectively deliver quality nursing care with one of the UK's leading providers of health and social care education. After successfully completing our Nursing degree course, you’ll be a Registered Nurse, with all the skills and knowledge you need to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Children’s nursing is a family affair and happens in many different places. One day you could be nursing newborn babies in hospital, supporting the parents as they learn to care for their sick baby. Another day you could be supporting an adolescent prior to an appendix operation, or performing a procedure in the home of a child with complex care needs, or supporting a young person with emotional difficulties in a clinic situation.

In all cases the child, young person and their families will feel vulnerable and be experiencing anxiety, a loss of control and even frustration. It will be your job to work with them to answer questions and gain their confidence in your clinical abilities and patient care plan.

You’ll study a wide range of topics including anatomy and physiology, children and young people’s nursing practice, mental health and wellbeing of children, medicines management and complex care in the community.

Please note we are not recruiting for year two entry to this course for September 2022 entry.

Why study with us

  • Our programmes are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • We are one of the first educational providers in the North West to ensure that you are adequately supported within your clinical experiences by allocating link lecturers to all of the placement areas you will access.
  • The University has been awarded the highest independent quality assessment by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education for the design, content and management of our curricula, student achievement and standards of teaching.

Discover our new Nursing course

We now offer BSc Nursing with Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) where you'll work alongside people with learning disabilities and autism. You'll improve and maintain their physical and mental health. You'll build relationships, co-ordinate person and family-centred care, and support people to live fulfilling and independent lives.

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Take a look at the 'Escape Room' style activities our students take part in

What you'll do

  • The curriculum addresses National Benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study - including time spent in small groups with other students who’ve chosen the same field of nursing as you - and 50% practical clinical experience.
  • You’ll undertake practical work experience placements, as well as spend time developing practical skills in our clinical skills labs using clinical patient simulators (manikins) and simulation model trainers.
  • Opportunities exist for an international experience by taking advantage of the University's extensive links in Europe and overseas. You can also take advantage of other voluntary international experiences in America, Oman, Tanzania and Finland.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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  • This course is validated by the NMC, the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Future careers

Our Nursing graduates go on to work in a variety of healthcare disciplines and settings and are in great demand.

Career opportunities are available in a range of nursing specialities within the National Health Service in both hospital and community settings; as well as other healthcare opportunities within the independent and third sector or social services.

Please note: Students who have successful undertaken the Nursing Associate programme will join the programme as part-time students in Year 2 and a full-time student in Year 3.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£17000 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Nursing located in the Faculty of Health and Care

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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