Do you have the passion, drive, and ambition to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children, young people, and their families? We’re dedicated to empowering you to be the best children's nurse you can be, guiding you towards a fulfilling and impactful career in this field. 

From birth through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood, children's nurses play a vital role in providing specialised care and support. Our Nursing (Child) BSc course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in diverse healthcare settings.  

Our passionate nursing community will help you to develop the skills you’ll need to deliver the highest standard of care to children, young people, and their families and to become a nurse who can really make a difference. 

Reasons to study with us  

  • Ranked 5th in the UK for nursing by QS University World Rankings 2022 

  • Innovative teaching sessions for real-world interactions:  Gain practical experience by interacting with real children in a safe educational setting before their first practice placement.  

  • World-leading research: Centre for Children and Young People's Health Research (CYPHR)  Dedicated to improving the health outcomes, well-being, and lives of children, young people, and their families.  

  • Collaborate with mental health nursing students: Work with mental health nursing students through the award winning SHYNE project. 

  • Student and staff awards:  

  • 2023: Shortlisted for ‘Student Nurse of the Year: Adult 

  • 2022: Shortlisted for ‘Student Nurse of the Year: Adult’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs’ 

  • 2021: Shortlisted for ‘Teaching Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Student Nurse of the Year: Children’ 

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration



Child nursing student Katie talks about what made her choose Nursing (Child) BSc Hons, how her personal tutor has supported her as a full-time student and single parent and her favourite aspects of the course.