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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 770 hours healthcare experience (approximately six months full-time work) in their chosen field within the past 5 years. This can be through either paid or voluntary work, but must be verifiable by a supervisor or line manager.
  • A first honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) in any subject - it does not need to be related to allied health
  • English and Maths GCSE at grade A* - C / 4-9 (please contact our Admissions team if you have equivalent qualifications)
  • Any overseas qualifications should be equivalent to UK qualifications which meet our entry requirements. If you have completed your degree outside the UK, we will require a clear copy of your degree documentation to ensure NARIC comparability. Please note that all applicants who are invited to interview will be required to present their original degree documentation
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0, including at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. The university may be able to accept alternative English Language qualifications from applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) on a case by case basis in line with the appropriate Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines
  • Please be advised that degree, Maths, English (including IELTS if required) and 770 hours of experience is required at the point of application
We’ll accept an OET examination certificate that confirms you achieved
  • at least a grade C+ in the writing section
  • at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections
We are looking for evidence of voluntary, paid or life experiences of caring for children and young people and their families and carers. Experience of caring for children and young people of various ages as well as those children and young people who have a range of physical and intellectual ability is an advantage for those candidates applying for the child nursing programme.
International applicants who require a student visa are not eligible to apply for the course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Join our accelerated two-year degree programme to qualify as a Registered Child Nurse. You must hold an undergraduate degree (Level 6) in any field to apply.

  • 'Best Student Experience' Winner, Student Nursing Times Awards 2020 & ‘Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration)’, Student Nursing Times Awards 2018Clinical work experience with four placements guaranteed per year in a wide variety of healthcare settings
  • £4m invested in the Faculty's teaching and learning environment, including £1.6m developing professional-standard clinical practice suites
  • While on placement, you will have a dedicated study day each week giving you the opportunity for contact and support at all times
  • £5,000 per year grant as standard for Adult Nursing students living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland plus another £2,000 for students with dependent children (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Start month: September
  • Campus location: City Campus
This professionally-accredited degree will give you the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to deliver safe and effective nursing practice while working with children and young people and their families in a range of environments, from acute settings and within patient's homes to schools and specialist centres.
This course is also available as degree apprenticeship with selected partners, open to their current employees only. If you work for an NHS Trust or organisation and would like to learn more about our nursing degree apprenticeships, please contact our Admissions Team: health@ljmu.ac.uk
Child Nursing students with child sim
You may also be interested in MSc Adult Nursing or MSc Mental Health Nursing.
If you don't hold an undergraduate degree, please visit our BSc (Hons) Nursing pages: Adult, Child, Mental Health

Information for international students

Please see course page for more information.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Health
Email
health@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5829