Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Practice BSc (Hons)

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

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Learn the requirements of becoming a registered nurse through modules in professional practice and nursing practice. Develop skills to communicate with children, young people and their families. Graduate with the qualifications needed to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Children).


The BSc (Hons) Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Practice degree has been established to give you an academic qualification and the vocational education to become a Registered Nurse (Children). You will learn from a highly skilled team and will develop confidence and competence in the care of children and young people who require assistance to meet their health needs. 

You’ll appreciate the theoretical aspects that are essential to this profession in nursing and also develop the personal skills to communicate with children, young people and their families.

We work closely with local health and social care providers to organise placements which allow you to put theory into practice. Clinical placements will make up 50% of your time on this course.

On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Children).

Why us?

  • In collaboration with local Trusts, this exciting and innovative undergraduate pre-registration nursing course supports the growth of nursing in the region
  • The course is delivered collaboratively with the other fields of nursing to encourage shared learning, accompanied by a clear emphasis on meeting the nursing needs of children, young people and their families
  • Undertake a range of clinical placements in local healthcare Trusts, which includes the high quality regional services of The Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle
  • Opportunities to collaborate in an interprofessional learning capacity with other healthcare courses including pharmacy, paramedic science, medicine, biomedical science, physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • A distinctive partnership with 251 medical squadron provides you with innovative experiences to develop your team building and leadership skills
  • The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Our School of Nursing and Health Sciences has superb facilities; our Living Lab supports interactive simulation and the development of tomorrow’s nurses
  • A Children’s Nurse in the NHS will usually start at Band 5, with a current starting salary of £24,907
  • Experienced senior nurses who have achieved additional qualifications can earn significantly more, depending on their role. In the NHS a Senior Nurse can earn between £42,414 to £50,819 per year (Band 8)
  • We have a unique relationship with our Patient, Carer and Public Involvement Group who take part in a variety of activities to support learning
  • The Nursing Society is vibrant and supports your learning experience in theory and practice, with the inclusion of social events

Course structure

During your first year, you’ll be introduced to the requirements of becoming a registered nurse through studying and completing modules in professional practice and nursing practice. This combined with learning about physical and human science will prepare you for your first clinical placements which will be held in local NHS Trusts.

50% of your time over the duration of the course will be in clinical practice under the supervision of registered practitioners, in a range of clinical settings in and out of hospital. A key aspect of our course is patient involvement and patient centred care, and you will have regular contact with our Patient, Carer and Public Involvement (PCPI) members throughout the course, who all have experience and expertise as patients or carers.

As a nurse, you’ll need to demonstrate compassionate and caring approaches to patients and interprofessional working in the healthcare workforce. The course provides you with opportunities to learn and work alongside other students and staff from a range of disciplines, as part of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Enquiry for Nursing Practice (10 credits)

Develop the required skills for evidence-based practice. Build upon existing study skills required to meet the academic requirements of the course. Gain insight into engagement with learning styles, teaching methods and the assessment process. Practice using source materials for the purpose of referencing and citation. Present work to a variety of audiences, for example; peers, academic staff, practice colleagues and Patient, Carer, Public Involvement (PCPI) participants.

  • Bio-psychosocial Principles of Health and Wellbeing (20 credits)

Learn through a systems-based approach to anatomy and physiology, psychology and microbiology using patient journeys as illustrations to enhance learning. Explore human health and wellbeing in the context of Public Health and symptoms of disease. Learn to communicate complex medical terminology to both colleagues and patients in an understandable manner through engagement in discussions of practice experiences with both peers and Patient Carer, Public Involvement (PCPI) participants.

Develop your understanding of the physiological processes, anatomical and cognitive structures of the human body beginning at a molecular and cellular level and culminating in a complete overview of organs and systems. Explore overarching themes in anatomy, physiology pathophysiology, and neurology supported by taught sessions that facilitate inquiry-based learning.

  • Foundations of Nursing Practice (30 credits)

Explore the core skills of nursing and take a holistic view of the individual focusing on health promotion, comprehensive assessment and the application of evidence-based practice. Understand models of reflective practice to support learning and professional development while supporting the development of building effective relationships with clients and others involved in the provision of healthcare. Focus on three core elements that reflect the competence, professionalism and underpinning knowledge which characterise a high-quality nursing workforce which underpins the values base of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Gain necessary psychomotor skills to perform the core and essential skills of nursing practice through interactive clinical skills sessions with PCPIs in our Living Lab and Mental Health and Wellbeing Suite. Explore the consequences of error and negligence in a risk-free environment through considerable simulated experience.

  • Practice Placement 1 (60 credits)

Apply theoretical components to clinical practice. Study models of reflective practice together with an overview of interprofessional working. Gain experience and insight into lived patient experience. Understand the importance of respecting an individual’s autonomy and right to make decisions about their own health and wellbeing.


The University of Sunderland offers modern and well-equipped facilities at our Sciences Complex.

Entry requirements

We don’t currently display entry requirements for Canada. Please contact the Student Admin team on [email protected] or 0191 515 3154.

Your completed application form will be reviewed by our Admissions Team to ensure that you have the required entry qualifications. If you meet these requirements, then your application will be individually assessed by the Admissions Tutor and if successful you will be shortlisted for interview.

The selection process will include an individual interview and a group activity which will assess you on your values, problem solving and communication skills.

We would be looking for a combination of merit and distinctions in your level 3 units which should preferably include some units in a Health or a Science related subject. We also require a minimum of grade C in maths and English language or equivalent. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Fitness to practise
Medical assessments of your mental and physical health and disclosure of criminal convictions apply to all nursing courses and are based on current NMC requirements. Nurses are registered health care professionals and the ability to practise safely, effectively and professionally is essential, so all applicants are required to follow our fitness to practise procedures. This means you are required to complete the following:

  • A health declaration form. Here you must demonstrate that you are of good health, good character and can satisfactorily pass occupational health screening. In addition, you will be required to attend an Occupational Health Assessment with an NHS Trust. The University will, taking into account current NMC regulations, make any reasonable adjustments if required. Please refer to the HEOPS nursing student fitness standards.
  • A self-declaration form about your conduct.
  • Obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost of the DBS check is covered by the University.

Instructions on how you complete these checks will be sent to you once you hold a conditional firm offer with us. These forms are then reviewed alongside your application, and you must meet both the academic and fitness to practise requirements before you will be given an unconditional offer. If you are successful, you will also need to complete an annual declaration form to confirm you are fit and there are no changes to your DBS.

We require international applicants to meet the equivalent UK entry requirements and IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in each element with an overall score of 7. To be eligible for an interview, you must currently have attained an overall IELTS score of at least 7 with 6.5 in each element.

Covid vaccination requirements

Please be aware, to gain entry onto this course you must have received at least two doses of the Covid 19 vaccination. This is a government requirement set out to all universities by the Department of Health and Social Care. If you have not been vaccinated against Covid 19 you must be able to prove medical exemption by the means of an NHS Covid 19 Pass. You can find out more about this requirement in our Help and Advice section.

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Fees and finance

Annual fees for April 2023:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/Europe*
  • £13,000 if you are an international student

*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 22/23 admission you will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.

A non-repayable grant of £5,000 and extra payments worth up to £3,000 is available to eligible home students for each year of study. Read more about the Training Grant on The NHS Business Services Authority website.

If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces, then the Ministry of Defence’s ELCAS scheme may be able to help cover your funding for this course. For more information, see our Funding for Armed Forces personnel page.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

Career ready

There are 52,286 Children’s Nurses on the NMC register (March 2020) all of whom are involved in a rewarding and challenging key worker career. Every day they make a difference to the lives of children and young people in need of healthcare. The completion of this course will lead to registration as a nurse (Children).

Career options

Children’s nurses are responsive to the needs of children, young people and their families and deliver care within a variety of settings, including hospitals, health centres, children’s centres, GP practices and the family home.

They are key members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the delivery of care to children and young people with healthcare needs.

Start your nursing career at the University of Sunderland working in the local healthcare organisations and develop life-long nursing skills in a collaborative and supportive environment. Many career opportunities are available post-qualification and with additional qualifications, nurses have the potential of earning £40K plus.


At all levels of the course, you will undertake unpaid clinical placements in hospitals and the community. The placements occur in blocks of varying duration:

  • Year 1 – two blocks, each block is nine weeks long (18 weeks in total)
  • Year 2 – three blocks, each block is seven weeks long (21 weeks in total)
  • Year 3 – two blocks, which are 9 and 16 weeks long (25 weeks in total)

Your first placement will take place in the first term, after ten weeks of teaching.

You will undertake your placements at any of our partner trusts: South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

During your placements, you will be assigned Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors who will directly assess and supervise you as well as acting as a means of support and guidance.

As you may be expected to travel long distances, start your shift in the early hours, or finish your shift late at night, you could be entitled to Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE) which allows you to make a retrospective claim for excess travel costs and/or expenses for temporary accommodation near to the location of your placement.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.




26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 



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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Practice BSc (Hons)


3-Year Bachelor's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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