Taught course

Graduate Entry Nursing - Child Branch

University of Nottingham · School of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) (2:1 preferred), and GCSE English, maths and a science subject at grade C or above.

Healthcare experience is necessary to meet the NMC requirements. This is demonstrated by you submitting an online portfolio of your experience as a healthcare assistant, support worker, voluntary or other caring responsibilities.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at those who already have a degree and some prior healthcare experience, and are committed to providing excellence in care to child patients (from birth to the age of 19). Students are expected to demonstrate the Chief Nursing Officer's six C's of nursing - care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment - as they learn how to deliver outstanding healthcare in a supportive environment.

The course offers an enquiry-based, person-centred approach, building on your existing skills for learning. It also encompasses shared learning with other disciplines and professions, developing your clinical leadership skills and preparing you for practice.

Alongside the huge range of University support services, care has been taken to develop a course that supports you to become a confident and independent learner. We welcome students who have recently completed an undergraduate degree, or simply want a change of career, and academic support from personal tutors and peers can help students back into education.

The Division of Nursing sits within the School of Health Sciences, which is a research active school. All our teaching staff are experts in the field, having published key nursing textbooks, while many are also qualified nurses.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559