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Child Nursing BSc

University of Dundee
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Child Nursing BSc

Supported by our specialist team, you will develop and evaluate plans of care across different settings and for conditions affecting physical and mental health and wellbeing, reflecting the complexity of care received.

You will spend 50% of your time learning on our City Campus and the other 50% on placements in hospitals and community settings. Placements can include acute environments such as children's wards and neonatal intensive care units. Children can also be cared for by nurses in their own homes and specialist community centres, and you will be able to undertake placements in these areas too.

Placements are located across NHS Tayside, Fife, Forth Valley, and Highland, giving you the opportunity to experience a wide range of different geographical and organisational placements. These placements will help you develop the hands-on skills needed to work in healthcare.

We hold workshops and interactive sessions at the Clinical Skills Centre, in Ninewells Hospital. You will build your confidence by participating in patient scenarios using actors which take place in our simulated hospital ward.

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Admission requirements

Level 1 entry

Grade requirements

BCC at Higher, plus two Standard Grades at grade 3 (or Intermediate 2/National 5 at grade C) across five different subjects

Essential subjects

English and Mathematics at Higher or National 5

Applicants may be able to claim up to 50% of the programme through prior learning. Please contact the School of Health Sciences for more information.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) - 7.0
  • Reading - 7.0
  • Listening - 7.0
  • Speaking - 7.0
  • Writing - 6.5

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level 1

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Fundamentals of Child Health and Care
  • Professional and Academic Skills and Knowledge 1
  • Nursing Skills and Practice 1
  • Fundamentals of Health and Care
  • Student Selected 1: Improving and maintaining health and well-being

Level 2

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Developing Healthcare Practice in Child Nursing 1
  • Developing Healthcare Practice in Child Nursing 2
  • Professional and Academic Skills and Knowledge 2
  • Nursing Skills and Practice 2
  • Developing Health Care Practice
  • Student Selected Module 2

Level 3

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Enhancing Healthcare Practice in Child Nursing
  • Professional and Academic Skills and Knowledge 3
  • Nursing Skills and Practice 3
  • Enhancing Transition to Registration
  • Student Selected Module 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Scotland: £ 1,820 per year
  • EU settled / pre-settled status: £ 1,820 per year
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £ 9,250 per year
  • EU and International: £ 18,950 per year


You will learn how to communicate effectively with children, many of whom will have varied and complex care needs. For the BSc version of this course you are not required to complete an honours project or dissertation.

Completing this course gives you both an academic and professional qualification that leads to you becoming a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Career opportunities

When you qualify as a child nurse, you will be able to work in a range of environments and develop your career in clinical practice, education, research or management. Nurses can work in hospital settings or in the community either with the NHS or in the independent sector.

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