Taught course

Nursing (Children's) Pre-Registration

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Nursing

Entry requirements

Honours degree 2.2 or above (or equivalent) preferably in a health or science-related subject. We will however also consider applications from graduates with non-health-related degrees; GCSE Maths, Science and English at Grade B or above or equivalent One recent academic reference; Experience of paid or voluntary work within a health care environment or relevant to your chosen field; Successful performance in the selection process (including an individual interview). Securing a place is subject to both a satisfactory DBS and an Occupational Health clearance. If neither clearance has been completed prior to enrolment or a DBS issue has been declared on application, then enrolment may not be possible. If enrolment has been agreed, then continuation on the programme will be contingent on satisfactory clearances.

Months of entry


Course content

Children’s nurses need to be able to demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of nursing care across people’s lifespan, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of children and families.

We recognise that as the context of healthcare delivery is changing, it is essential for nurses to be able to work flexibly, inter-professionally and collaboratively in a way that is meaningful and relevant.

Our curriculum is designed to give graduating Children’s Nurses the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to influence improvements in practice, and support them to develop their own professional responsibility towards advancing the profession.

If you have a relevant bachelor's degree, this three-year pre-registration Master's degree gives you the chance to undertake a Children’s Nursing course leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course is available part-time and full-time on the Oxford campus.

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 488111