Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2022/23)

International fee

£14,045 per year (2022/23)

UCAS points

120-128 (September 2022 entry)

UCAS code

B710

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start dates

September, March (Chesterfield only), See below

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
St Helena, Chesterfield

Course description

If you're caring, compassionate and passionate about helping others, this degree can help you start a rewarding career. 

This course offers a September intake at our Derby site with an additional March intake at our Chesterfield site.

Financial support to help you succeed

Don’t let financial concerns get in the way of your ambitions. As an applicant for this course, you will be able to access a support package of tuition fee loans and support for your living costs.

You won’t have to pay any money upfront: tuition and living cost loans work just like a tax on your earnings rather than a commercial or payday loan. You will only start paying back the loans when you are earning above £27,295 per year and will pay 9% of any income above £27,295. 

You can also secure grants – which do not have to be repaid – to cover childcare and the costs of travelling to your placement.

Find out more about health education funding.

 

Top 5for Children's Nursing **The Guardian University Guide 2023
Top 20Nursing subject area ranked**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Children's Nursing - your questions answered!

In the below video, Programme Leader - Children's Nursing, Theresa Critchlow, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Children's Nursing at the University of Derby. You can also watch exclusive subject content by signing up to Derby on Demand.

Programme Leader, Theresa Critchlow, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Children's Nursing at the University of Derby.

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How my sexual health placement helped me become a better children's nurse

Inspired by her own (terrible) sex education at school, student children's nurse, Jenna Clarkson, aspires to be an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Sexual Health. And her placement helped her develop her practice.

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What you will study

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Chesterfield students showing open day visitors around the nursing facilities.

Chesterfield Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at The University of Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the campus, tour our first-class facilities and meet our academic team.

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How you will learn

So that you are fully prepared for your career in nursing, we ensure that your skills and knowledge match current working practices in health and social care. The practical abilities you develop on placement* will be underpinned and extended by the knowledge you gain through lectures, tutorials, workshops and activities in the University’s own high-quality training facilities.

*Placement hours are subject to change.

How you’re assessed

The opportunity to gain assessment feedback support will encourage dialogue, enabling students to make the most of their feedback, provide action plans and utilise academic, student and practice support staff as required. The choice of assessment task is aligned to the unit outcomes, appropriate learner outcomes with the intention of building a range of academic skills and role development.   

Who you will meet

Our teaching team includes qualified health professionals with extensive experience of nursing and leadership roles within the NHS as well as nurse education. They have professional interests ranging from surgical nursing care to cardiac rehabilitation, A&E to public health.

Trudy Cowan, Programme Leader, has been part of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing team since December 2008 and previously worked as a peadiatric nurse with a focus on ensuring children's issues are being addressed.

Explore our children's nursing facilities

Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Samantha Harris-Fox, talks about what it’s like studying BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children’s) at Derby. Showcasing our child incubator, Samantha illustrates how our state-of-the-art facilities help students learn in a safe and controlled environment. She also explains how the university equips students with the necessary skills and practical experience they need to pursue a career in Nursing.

Pete talks to Samatha, one of the nursing academics at the University of Derby, about what it is like studying BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing.

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Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

Find out more about personal academic tutoring

Who will teach you

Trudy Cowan
Programme leader

Trudy has been part of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing team since December 2008. As Branch Leader for School Nursing, she supports students academically and while out in practice. As a paediatric nurse, her skills are also utilised within the ADNS, ECP and MSc programmes, with a focus on ensuring children issues are being addressed throughout all Nursing programmes.

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Entry requirements

2022 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for the 2022-23 academic year which includes September 2022 and March 2023 entry.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points120-128
A LevelABB-BBB
BTECDDM
GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
Access to HEPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum Distinction: 30, Merit: 15, Pass: 0.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, our admissions team may offer you an alternative course that will enable you to continue in your aspirations towards becoming a registered nurse. You can study this programme starting in March for UK students or September for UK and International students at Kedleston Road, Derby Campus.

Students should apply for the full degree programme and our admissions team will get in touch with you after the interview stage if this pathway is suitable for you.

Additional entry requirements

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each skills area)

2023 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for the 2023-24 academic year which includes September 2023 and March 2024 entry.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points128-136
A LevelAAB-ABB
T LevelDistinction
BTECDDD-DDM
GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
Access to HEPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, our admissions team may offer you an alternative course that will enable you to continue in your aspirations towards becoming a registered nurse. You can study this programme starting in March for UK students or September for UK and International students at Kedleston Road, Derby Campus.

Students should apply for the full degree programme and our admissions team will get in touch with you after the interview stage if this pathway is suitable for you.

Additional entry requirements

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each skills area)

Fees and funding

2022/23 Fees (August 2022 - July 2023)

 Full-timePart-time
UK

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£14,045 per year

N/A

Funding for nursing and allied health courses

By studying on this programme, you are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.

All new and continuing nursing and allied health students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid. This is provided through the NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF) and is not managed by the University. Please check with the LSF for residency requirements and eligibility criteria.

If you're eligible, you can get:

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

In addition to this non-repayable grant, you are also able to access a maintenance loan of up to £9,488 per year to support your studies, giving you access to over £17,000 per year of funding. Training grant payments will be paid in three instalments over the academic year. This is to provide you with a consistent flow of funding throughout the academic year as far as possible.

All NHS LSF applications must be submitted within six months of the start of the academic year and you will need confirmation of your Student Finance in order to complete your application. You need to set up an NHS Learning Support Fund online account to apply.

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.


UK students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS.

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International students

Applications for September 2023 are now open. Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS.

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Careers

On successful completion of this degree, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and go into practice as a nurse.

Our nursing students have an outstanding employability track record locally, nationally and internationally.

We offer full support to help you achieve your career goals, including guidance on applications, CVs and interview techniques. Health care organisations large and small attend our annual employer fairs as part of their recruitment drives. Some of our students are fortunate enough to have several job offers by the time they complete their course.

Graduates from this programme could go on to work in a range of healthcare settings across hospitals and in community-based teams. They may also go into community care homes, forensic services, acute, community, CAMHS, school health, safeguarding, specialist roles or the voluntary sector. There may also be opportunities for you to work overseas.

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Nurse of the Year - 2021

Gerri Mortimore, Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby, has won the 'Nurse of the Year' Award at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2021

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Contact us

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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† Additional information about your studies

International students can only join the September intake at Kedleston Road, Derby Campus.

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Please also note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, if your course offers fieldtrips, the location of these may change or be cancelled. If this happens, you will be communicated to in advance and we will do our very best to seek out other practical opportunities to ensure your experience is not affected.

The information provided on this page is correct at the time of publication but course content, costs and other individual course details do change from time to time and are updated as often as possible, so please do check these pages again when making your final decision to apply for a course. Any updated course details will also be confirmed to you at application, enrolment and in your offer letter.

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Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.

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