Child Nursing

Children's nurses place each child at the centre of their work and aim to 'assist the child or young person and their family to prevent or manage the physical, social, psychological and spiritual effects of a health problem or condition and it's treatment' (RCN 2003).

They work across a range of settings such as neonatal/paediatric intensive care units, ambulatory walk-in centres, schools, children's or district general hospitals or respite/palliative care teams based in communities.

STUDY child nursing

Our BSc (Hons) Child Nursing Degree is designed to equip you with the practical skills and academic knowledge to apply for registration to become a children's nurse.

Find out more about our BSc in Child Nursing


During your Child Nursing degree, you will experience a number of placements. During your placements, not only will you gain hands on experience, but you will also get to work in a range of environments.

Read more about placements for Child Nursing students

Graduate Stories

Our Child Nursing Graduates have gone on to work in a range of different environments in a number of varied roles. Learn more about what some of our School of Nursing alumni have gone on to do next.

Read our Graduates' Stories


Continuing Professional Development

There is a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) options available for employed health and social care professionals who would like to develop their skills and knowledge.

Learn more about our CPD options

Paediatric mental health: a nurse’s perspective

CCCU BSc Child Nursing alumna Kim Cunningham discusses the unique mental health care needs of children, and her experience as a hospital lead for the ‘We Can Talk’ initiative.

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Child Nursing: Joy’s Student Story

Current Child Nursing student Joy shares her experiences of applying for University, life in Medway, moving through her studies and developing her love for her future career path.

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100% of our most recent Child Nursing students were in jobs or further study six months after finishing their course.

DLHE, 2016-17

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