Learn to provide outstanding care for children and young people and develop the skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in children’s nursing.
Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)
BSc (single honours)
3 years (full-time)
Croydon University Centre
Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)
Specific entry requirements:
A levels/BTEC (or equivalent qualification): at least one science or health-related subject.
GCSE (or equivalent) grades 4/C in Maths and English (at least one science subject desirable).
Applicants will also undertake an interview. Successful applicants will need to complete an Occupational Health (OH) Check and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check.
Non-native English speakers who do not have GCSE English or equivalent at grade 4/C or above require an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in writing and at least 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, with a minimum overall score of 7.0. Please refer to the NMC website for more details.
General entry requirements:
This course focuses on community and primary care nursing, giving you a huge range of career options.
Study in our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Centre at Croydon University Centre.
Split your time between learning at university and gaining hands-on experience in placements with our clinical partners.
Course and Module Details
Are you passionate about providing care for children from birth to adolescence?
On our BSc Children’s Nursing, you’ll develop the expert knowledge and advanced practical skills to provide excellent care for children, young people and their families. Our unique programme highlights the vital importance of community and primary care in nursing, as well as the importance of placing equal value on both the physical and mental health of children.
You will study subjects across nursing, as well as specific modules on children’s nursing. You’ll learn the importance of person-centred care, the principles of caring for children and young people, and understand how to provide complex and critical care for children. With a focus on community and primary care, you will learn how to deliver care in a wide variety of settings, including GPs' practices, schools and outreach work.
This course is taught in our specialist facilities at Croydon University Centre, based in East Croydon. Here, you’ll be taught in our brand new Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) – a state-of-the-art teaching space with GP practice rooms, simulated home and community environments and a fully functioning hospital ward.
You’ll gain practical skills and experience through a range of clinical placements. These placements will prepare you for registered practise, and allow you to develop relationships with employers.
You’ll also spend a significant amount of time learning in our CSC where you’ll safely practise clinical skills with other students, service users, role players and hi-tech patient simulators under the guidance of experienced clinical and academic staff.
You’ll also develop your theoretical knowledge through lectures, seminars, group work, guided independent study, online learning, reflective practice and a variety of assignments. You will be taught by expert staff and learn alongside nursing students and students from other health and care professions.
Course subject to validation
We have agreements with a range of partners to provide placements for our Children's Nursing students. These include:
Developing Professional Relationships in Nursing
Applied Human Biology for Nursing
Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
Assessing Needs and Planning Person-centred Care
Nursing Practice Part 1
Principles of Care for Children and Young People
Pharmacology and Medicines Management
Complex and Critical Care for Children and Young People
Evidence-based Practice in Nursing
Nursing Practice Part 2
Development of Self and Others for Nursing Practice
Leading and Coordinating Integrated Care
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Care
Nursing Practice Part 3
Studying at Croydon University Centre
By studying at Croydon University Centre, you’ll be taught by University of Roehampton Nursing academics, in brand new teaching facilities within Croydon College, by East Croydon station.
- Classes are taught in a brand-new Clinical Simulation Centre at Croydon University Centre. This industry-leading teaching space features GP practice nursing rooms, simulated home and community environments, a fully functioning hospital ward and bespoke teaching rooms. This will allow you to practise your nursing skills and build your confidence in a safe, learning environment.
- You’ll spend half your time on placements. We’ve got partnerships with a number of placement providers across South London, including Croydon Health Services. Take a look at the Placement Partnerships tab to find out more.
- Within Croydon University Centre, you’ll benefit from the great facilities including a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre and library, as well as have access to Croydon’s student support teams, should you need.
- Study locally in East Croydon, but also have the option of coming to our main campus, and benefit from our specialist facilities, including our £35million library, support teams and social activities.
Tuition fees and funding
September 2022 entry tuition fees
Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.
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Children’s Nursing at Roehampton will give you a strong foundation for your future nursing career. You will be able to work in a wide variety of roles in community nursing teams, GP surgeries, hospitals and more. Our aspiration is to educate nurses who will be highly sought after by employers, and for Roehampton nurses to become future leaders of the profession.
How to apply
How to join us in January or February 2022
How to join us in September 2022
- Home (UK) students – apply through UCAS (Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48)
- International students – apply using our direct application form.
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available in the FAQs section below.
Validation and curriculum review
What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.
The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.
The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.
Still have questions about starting a nursing career with Roehampton? Check out our list of FAQs which cover several areas including funding, accommodation and uniforms, and links to further reading.
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