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Nursing Studies with registration as a nurse (Children's Nursing)

King's College London
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

Awarded by: King’s College London

This innovative nursing programme leads to the award of a BSc in Nursing with professional registration as a Children’s Nurse. You will learn to care for children, young people and their families in a variety of care settings including primary healthcare, hospital and community settings. Throughout the programme we emphasise the integration of theory and research-based practice in the classroom and the clinical setting. The study pathway provides both an academic and practical foundation that will form the basis for high-quality nursing practice.

You will spend part of the course programme in clinical practice through placements, providing you with opportunities to develop your clinical skills. Placements within the programme enable you to experience nursing care in hospitals, as well as in a range of services contributing to the health and development of children and adolescents. These placements occur in a range of settings for example nurseries, schools, community children’s services. This also gives you the opportunity to follow a community nursing placement pathway, outside of the traditional hospital setting. If you are interested in community nursing opportunities, please include details of your interest in your personal statement.

Before beginning the course, you must have occupational health clearance and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks completed.

Teaching style
We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of our students.

Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods and we encourage and support self development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high quality research-based teaching.

Structure of course and assessment
The programme includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations. Programmes are full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to those of qualified nurses. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess you and your clinical practice learning.

Guy’s Campus
Waterloo Campus

Denmark Hill Campus

St Thomas’ Campus

The degree programme is delivered across the four of King’s College London campuses. This includes three Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, St Thomas’ and Guy’s) and the Denmark Hill Campus in South London.

The majority of placements are located within London NHS trusts and private healthcare providers, but occasionally you may undertake placements located the Home Counties. For more information about our partners please visit

Special notes
Nurses are involved in caring for vulnerable members of society and there is a necessity for all nursing students to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Prior to commencing the programme you must also have occupational health clearance.

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King's College London

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