We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Kingston University

BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing

UCAS Code: B732

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18,P:6

Achieve 112 UCAS Points from a Science or health-based Access to HE course: this is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 112 points can also be accepted. GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

112 UCAS points made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

A minimum of 112 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts

31%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Children's nursing

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– We are proud to be ranked number one in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables, 2020)
– Our award-winning simulation suite offers a wide range of realistic environments to learn in. These include hospital wards and community settings, with child and family role-players.
– 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).
– This course received more than 94 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

**About this course**

This course will enable you to become a registered children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to provide best evidence-based care for a child or young person (from birth to young adulthood) in partnership with their family, in hospital and community settings.

You’ll study modules relevant to all fields of nursing, as well as those that focus on children’s nursing, you’ll also learn about child development, the healthy child as well children and young people who are acutely ill, or require complex, high dependency or palliative care.

There is a wide range of placement opportunities at London’s leading NHS hospitals (Great Ormond Street, St George’s, St Helier, Kingston, Croydon, Royal Marsden, Chelsea and Westminster and Royal Brompton Hospitals), specialists, and community placements.

**Our 2020 curriculum is currently being revised in line with the new NMC standards.**

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. These modules will be subject to change in accordance with the new pre-registration midwifery education standards from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 2020. 

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- Science for Nursing
- Nursing in Context
- Foundations of Children's Nursing
- Nursing Practice Part 1

Year 2

- Person-centred Care
- Care of the Acutely Ill Child
- Contemporary Issues in Children's Nursing
- Nursing Practice Part 2

Year 3

- Transition to Professional Practice in Children's Nursing
- Complexities of Children's Nursing
- Developing Evidence-based Practice
- Nursing Practice Part 3

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include lectures, clinical skills sessions, seminars, tutorials, workshops, guided study, field trips and independent project work. Kingston University has well-equipped simulation suites where you can use clinical equipment and practise on mannequins and teaching models. In addition, simulated events related to children's nursing use experienced role-players, including children who work with lecturers and teachers. Our academic staff and simulation and skills team have won both national and university awards for their innovative simulations.

Assessment methods include academic skills assessed by; essays, exams, posters and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by mentors in practice placements.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Nursing

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs

Study in London

Explore the local area, what there is to do for fun, living costs and other university options here.

Explore London
Read full university profile

What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Children's nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Children's nursing

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Children's nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here