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The University of Wolverhampton

BNurs (Hons)Children’s Nursing

Why choose this course?


Otherwise known as a paediatric nurse, Children's nursing is a rewarding career involving caring for new-born babies in intensive care to looking after young people, whilst offering support to family members. The care they provide can span across a wide range of needs from the sick new-born baby to the young person who has a chronic disease. Wherever children are they may require care which includes their home, school, a residential setting or in hospital.


The field of Children & Young Peoples nursing will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to children and young people enabling you,and if successful, to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as aregistered to practise as a Child nurse in a variety of health care settings. It will educate you to a high clinical, professional and academic standard ready to practice in the 21st century. This is a professional vocational award that carefully integrates theory and practice with 50% of the programme delivered in practice and 50% within the University.

Nursing is demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team.

INTAKES: September and January

WHERE: Walsall or Burton Campus * Please note if you choose to have placements in the Burton area, you will study year 1 theory at the Burton campus and years 2 and 3 theory at Walsall campus. For all other placement areas you will study all theory at Walsall campus.

NURSING Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on the course?

In order to meet all of the requirements to register as a nurse you will need to fulfil a set number of hours of study which are compulsory this course has been specially designed to provide you with the opportunity to fulfill the requisite number of hours. These have been agreed as 4600 hours in three years. 50% of your course will be situated in the University and 50% in a variety of practice areas.

Some academic modules will be core modules which will mean all students will study together, and some are field specific which relate entirely to children and young people's nursing. In practice students attend a wide range of placements enabling them to care for children and young people with different conditions. At the end of the third year you may opt to undertake a placement overseas.The modules will contain a range of key skills which are essential for successful lifelong learning in healthcare including communication, information computing technology, application of number, working with others, problem solving and how to improve your learning. With a variety of teaching and learning approaches available, this course will help you to develop the skills required to work within, and respond to the healthcare needs of children & young people in a variety of settings.

The Children & Young Peoples Nursing course is provided by a range of specialist lecturers who are committed to upholding the rights of children and young people, to achieve high levels of quality health care through the education and development of student nurses. Ultimately we are committed to developing nurses who can work with children and young people across a range of different health & social care environments as well as contributing to care and interventions from other providers such as social care, education and youth justice.

Placements will be undertaken with one of five NHS Trusts; The Royal Wolverhampton Trust, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, most recently Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, or in private health organisations.

Student accommodation is available at Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford Campus. Find out more

Why Wolverhampton?

  • This course is approved by the internationally recognised Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course has been judged by the NMC to provide good learning experiences and outstanding placement learning opportunities.
  • It provides access to motivated, supportive and specialist Children and Young People’s lecturers who are active researchers and have a national and international profile.
  • There are a range of placements opportunities where you can contribute to caring for children and young people that are well, acutely ill, have chronic conditions, life limiting conditions, critical illness and mental health issues.
  • You will have access to a lecturer who manages placements and actively supports students, provides learning and experience pathways and works closely with clinical mentors.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn and work with students from other disciplines, so that an overall inter-professional approach to learning is adopted, reflecting work in the National Health Service and other agencies.
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake modules which are designed around the National Competencies and Frameworks for working with children, young people and their families whilst also being encompassed within the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • International placement opportunities such as Spain, Finland and Norway, are available to some of our students.
  • A £250 Travel Fund for first year students that can be used for travel to placements as well as to University. If additional costs are incurred when attending placements, you can apply to the NHS for support:

Who will teach you on this course?
All of the staff that teach you on this course are Registered Nurses. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, which draws on a wealth of different experiences. View Institute of Health staff profiles

Want to find out more...why not attend one of our Open Days, where you will have the opportunity to talk to staff and students who are currently studying and find out more about the course and our facilities. We have Open days taking place at our Wolverhampton Campus and Walsall Campus. Live in or around the Burton area? Did you know we offer Adult Nursing and Childrens Nursing (Year 1) at our Burton Campus. Visit our Open Day at our Burton Campus to find out more.

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What our students think

Susan, BNurs (Hons) Children’s Nursing case study

Susan is now a newly qualified Band 5 Children's Nurse. "Originally I wanted to be an art student but when I worked as a health care worker for vulnerable adults and children I realised I simply wanted to help people. I was in care from the age of 9 and always knew I wanted to be more than a number. When I provided care for people that needed it the most, it made me feel like I could make a difference. When I started the nursing course at Wolverhampton University it was everything that I thought it would be. It made me develop not only as a professional but as a person. The course made me develop skills and gain a variety of knowledge that I feel has a set a foundation for my future development. I am currently a Staff Nurse on level 3 neonatal unit looking after babies with a wide variety of needs. I have also started a foundation course to further my knowledge in caring for neonates. I loved every moment at university, even the stress at times. Wolverhampton has taught me everything I need to establish myself in nursing."

Jessica Whitehouse, BNurs (Hons) Children’s Nursing case study

Jessica Whitehouse, a full-time BNurs (Hons) Children’s Nursing student was recommended the University of Wolverhampton by family. Living in Devon, but originally from the area, Jessica was impressed with how friendly Wolverhampton is, and pleased with the size of the campus.

Before starting her course, Jessica found the guidance of one of the student advisors invaluable. “I feel they are a great asset to the University – we’re so lucky to have access to them. She made me feel at ease and took the time to talk through what uni life and the course is like. I was worried about moving away from home and if I would cope and she told me she has an open door policy and I could go and chat to her at any time. They buddy people up who are in the same situation to help each other through tough times, plus she’s always there to answer any panic phonecalls/e-mails. I really felt valued and respected as a person as she understood how scary this was for me. I can’t thank her enough because I honestly don’t think I would have started the course without her help.”

“Before starting this course I was unsure how I would settle in, as I was moving such a long way away from home and leaving my boyfriend, friends and family behind. Within the first day I knew I had made the right choice, and now I don’t know why I even doubted coming. I love the course, my peers and the staff. I really feel that this University is focused on the students and making good nurses rather than just pressuring students to look good on paper (uni league tables).”

Jessica was impressed with the facilities on offer, and by the professional environment and treatment she received from day one, as well as the breadth of teaching styles. “The buildings are all clean and very up-to-date. The skills labs with the simulation wards are amazing! You really get a feel for how hospital wards are going to be set up and get to have a go at using the hoists and other specialist equipment.”

“I love the practical workshops, we all get to come in in uniform and are treated professionally. We get to test out our skills in a comfortable environment with help from our peers and teachers, and never feel stupid or like we are being judged. The teaching staff are always willing to go over something again with you. The lectures are really interesting and made to be fun with lots of different types of learning to suit all people such as reading, activities, interacting with the teachers, diagrams etc.”

“I’d definitely recommend the University of Wolverhampton to others! I really feel that this is a university that cares about the students, you are made to feel welcomed, valued and supported in all aspects. It has such a lovely atmosphere. The focus is on developing your academic skills and being independent learners, but you know there is lots of support if you need it and you can always ask for it. The facilities are excellent and our placement timetable looks like we get lots of opportunities to develop our skills and experience different aspects of University life.”

Career path

Successful completion of the BNurs (Hons) Children's Nursing will lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

This course will afford you the opportunity to care for children & young people that are well, acutely ill, have chronic conditions, life limiting conditions critical illness and have mental health issues. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop effective interpersonal skills, enabling you to communicate with children, young people, parents, and students from other disciplines in order to promote an inter- professional working with staff in the NHS and other agencies and economies. Care provision is constantly changing, and at the end of the course you will be able to manage change, so that as a Registered Nurse, you can work towards ensuring children and young people receive the care and support they deserve.

Registered Nurses continue to study after they have qualified, often in a specialist area, as they develop their career path within the UK or working abroad.

Find out more about further study that can be taken after completing this degree award.

What skills will you gain?

As a Registered Child Nurse you will:

  • Meet the NMC Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education.
  • Have obtained the subject knowledge and understanding surrounding the professional and ethical conduct of a nurse, to deliver a high standard of appropriate nursing care and leadership and supervision of others, as well as being able to reflect on your personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrate subject specific knowledge related to the filed of adult nursing, including professional and ethical practice, appropriate care delivery, managing care and personal and professional management.
  • Identify health and social care policy trends and be able to use evidence and develop arguments to underpin your own practice, to evaluate the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Be able to apply decision making and problem solving techniques in order to provide quality care to patients and support their families.

Who accredits this course?

This course is recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (child field).

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

GCSEs at grade C+/ 4 in an English-based subject and Maths or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2).


  • Gain BBC from A Levels
  • BTEC National Diploma at a D*D*
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DMM
  • OCR National Extended Diploma at a M2 grade
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma at a B grade
  • Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 24 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. You are also required to have achieved 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English and 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics within the Access or evidence of GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 equivalence.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Year in Public Health, Health Studies or Social Care - You will also require GCSE grade C/4+ in Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications) will enable you to apply for this course. You will be guaranteed the first stage of the selection process e.g. an interview opportunity. For further information please visit our Foundation Year webpages
  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees
  • Foundation degrees /HND/ HNC

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Other Requirements

Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a values-based interview and will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health requirements.

Read further information regarding interview preparation

Additional Information

During the Nursing course you will be required to attend placements, when you are asked for your choice of placement area we will endeavour to meet your request however we must emphasise that this cannot be guaranteed and therefore you must ensure you are able to travel to the final placement area you are allocated.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.

Previous Study

Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education

Year 2 entry

This course is not available to international students who are living overseas. Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom.

Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 - *

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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