Full-time: 3 years
£9,250 per year (2019/20)
120 (September 2019 entry)
Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
If you're caring, compassionate and passionate about helping others, this degree can help you start a rewarding career.
- Join an undergraduate programme accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council: when you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register and practise as a Children’s nurse
- Gain essential practical experience on a range of clinical placements in a range of Children’s settings including, acute inpatient, community, private and voluntary sector, and schools
- Learn from a highly experienced and enthusiastic teaching team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions
- The course will equip you with vital nursing skills and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice
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 £25,000 per year and will pay 9% of any income above £25,000.
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
*Band 5 salary at July 2019
You'll study modules such as:
- Being an Accountable Professional
- Assessing Needs and Planning Care
- Future Nurse
- Practice Assessment Part 1
- Contemporary Issues in Public Health
- Negotiated Module
- Developing Professional Knowledge and Values
- Practice Assessment Part 2
- Future Nurse within an Interprofessional Context
- Leadership for Transition to Registration
- Independent Study
- Practice Assessment Part 3
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.
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.
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.
September 2019 typical entry requirements
|UCAS points||120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)|
|Specific requirements at A-level||N/A|
|Specific requirements at GCSE||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
|IELTS||7.0 (in all areas, except 6.5 in written element)|
|Interview / Audition||Yes - see interview details|
Alternative entry qualifications:
- BTEC - DDM
- Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6
We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.
- Applicants require health or care experience to demonstrate an insight into the professional values and behaviours associated with health and care environments
- An Occupational Health Assessment and Clearance by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this when required. Occupational Health Assessment and Clearance information
An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.
Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.
Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.
Part-time students should apply directly to the University.Apply through UCASApply directly to the University
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.
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.Contact us
† Additional information about your studies
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, state-of-the-art 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.
Optional costs not included in your fees
Professional NMC membership required to practice. More details can be found on the NMC website.
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.