Taught course

Children's Nursing

London South Bank University · Children's Nursing

Entry requirements

An honours degree with a minimum 2:2 classification in a health or science-related subject, such as biology, psychology, biomedical engineering or sports science; in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.

Months of entry


Course content

Children's nurses work with children and young adults suffering with various conditions. They play a key role in assessing care needs, taking into account medical, social, cultural and family circumstances. Although the work can be incredibly challenging, and occasionally distressing, it can also be exceptionally rewarding.

The course enhances employability by emphasising a vocational approach to teaching which leads to a professional qualification, and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It prepares for a career in a range of rewarding children's nursing opportunities across primary care, specialist and intensive care children's units.

This innovative and intensive two-year course aimed at students who have a health or science based degree looking to convert their qualification into nursing will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the nursing care needs of children and families, including those with acute and long-term conditions. The course will also develop your abilities to consider the wider aspects influencing children's health needs, preparing you for future leadership in a changing and challenging health care system.

You will gain clinical practice experience in a variety of settings, including in the community and specialist and intensive care areas in acute hospitals and will be placed at world renowned teaching hospitals and Trusts including Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) . During your practice you will be supervised and work closely with experienced, qualified nurse mentors. These exciting learning experiences will prepare you to become a highly skilled, safe and competent children's nurse.

You will be compassionate with lots of patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure, with reserves of mental stamina. You will have exceptional people skills; able to communicate clearly with people from different backgrounds.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Fees and funding

If you are attending a Nursing course and meet certain residency and eligibility criteria you will have your tuition fees paid in full by the NHS and you will normally receive an income assessed bursary from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

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Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 7815 7815