What will I learn?

Course Overview

Caring for the most important person in someone's life, their child, is a big responsibility, yet it is a very fulfilling job. Children and young people need nurses who understand their particular needs and can work in partnership with them and their families.

Nursing children can take you from the intensive care of a new-born baby with breathing problems, to looking after a six foot tall adolescent whose leg has been broken. It will cover a range of settings from the hospital to the child's own home.

More than just a degree

Once you graduate, you'll be able to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and you will be able to practice in the UK. Opportunities for children's nurses are continually expanding. You may be working in a busy hospital ward or department, as a nurse specialist running your own clinic, or in one of the expanding community areas such as a large health centre. What makes children nursing such a challenge is the sheer diversity of situations you will have to respond to, no two days are ever the same. Nursing involves more than practice. You will understand the theory and facts behind diagnosis that can help you to make crucial decisions when looking after a patient. You will be able to lead changes in practice, improving the quality of delivery of care.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field. We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time. Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

What are my career prospects

We've been running nursing programmes for many years and have a high rate of employability. 98 per cent of our students are in employment or in further study six months after graduating*. Many of our students are employed by the Trust that they worked with during their time at the University.

Nursing itself is a broad area and you'll have the chance to go into many careers, such as:

  • accident and emergency
  • community settings, for example school nurse or health visitor
  • general paediatrics
  • general practice surgeries
  • intensive care
  • outpatient day surgeries
  • private healthcare providers
  • researcher - promoting advances in health care and health promotion practice.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

Throughout your time with us we'll support you on the route to your chosen career. We'll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We work with our partners to provide placements for our students, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in practice. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,500.00 (US$ 16,535) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

February 2022

Venue

Uxbridge Campus

106 Oxford Road,

Uxbridge,

Hillingdon,

UB8 1NA, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,000.00 (US$ 21,165) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

February 2023

Venue

Uxbridge Campus

106 Oxford Road,

Uxbridge,

Hillingdon,

UB8 1NA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students require successful completion of a High School Diploma with GPA above 2.8, plus one of the following: SAT with a minimum of 1100 overall, and a minimum of 550 from Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics; Minimum of 3 APs with grades above 3. International students with IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or below will have to undertake an enhanced curriculum in addition to the advertised programme.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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