Our course will help you shape a career path at the forefront of the nursing profession, helping children and their families. The course combines expert teaching, support, and placements at London’s premier hospitals to give you the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this field.
As the course has been developed in partnership with NHS Trusts, you’ll spend 50% of your study time on placement in our prestigious partner hospitals, which we’ll help you secure. Our nursing course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, guaranteeing the highest standard of education.
Nursing can be a rewarding and flexible career you can shape according to your interests. Once you graduate and become a registered children’s nurse you can choose to specialise, pursuing paths like neonatal intensive care, oncology, and even opting to become a school nurse.
We have been nominated in five categories at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2019, in a record year for entries to the competition.
Our high-tech facilities and simulation suites will help you apply all the theoretical knowledge gained in a practical setting. The suites come equipped with the latest simulators for practise of realistic emergency care situations. A number of life-like mannequins will be on hand alongside all the professional training equipment you’ll need.
Thanks to our excellent relationships with NHS trusts across London, we can help you secure a placement in several highly sought-after spots. These include Barts Health NHS Trust, Marie Curie Hospice, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, plus many more.
We know sometimes you’ll need assistance and support when it comes to your studies. During your time with us you'll get assistance from a Personal Tutor. If you require a little extra help, we have Student Learning Assistants and Graduate Academic Assistants on hand to help.
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This module aims to provide the student with a foundation to enable the development of appropriate professional attitudes, values, knowledge, skills and conduct to be a graduate nurse.
This module will introduce and expand on the scientific principles underpinning child nursing practice. This module is comprehensive and introduces principles which draw on scientific areas of biopsychosocial and behavioural sciences as related to all areas of child nursing.
This module aims to start developing the role and function of the graduate children and young people’s (CYP) nurse in health and illness. It will provide the fundamental nursing knowledge required to undertake basic nursing assessment, support and enable people across different life spans in managing and improving physical and mental health, as well as preventing ill health. Theories, evidence and models to support the art and science of nursing will be introduced to develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of nursing, the person, health, society and the environment.
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in meeting the fundamental care needs of people across their lifespan, with a range of physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural health challenges. The students demonstrate high standards of professional conduct in line with the NMC code in all aspects of their practice and be able to carry out a range of procedures, under supervision, that are expected of them at this level, in a variety of health and social care settings.
The module aims to enable students to develop their professional knowledge in Children and Young People’s (CYP) nursing practice. They will be facilitated to build on theoretical knowledge to enhance clinical and professional judgements with awareness/sensitivity applicable to the wider perspective of health and social care economies.
This module will build upon the scientific module of year 1 to further develop principles and deepen the knowledge and application to all fields of child nursing.
This module aims to develop the knowledge and skills required of the graduate children and young people’s (CYP) nurse to assess, plan and evaluate care across the lifespan during illness that is person centred and evidence-based. It will focus on interventions to address physical, cognitive, mental, spiritual, behavioural and social health needs during illness.
Students will demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills to meet more complex care needs of people across the lifespan with a range of physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural health challenges, across a range health and social care settings in line with the new standards of proficiency. The students will be expected to demonstrate increasing independence in their own field of child health practice whilst maintaining high standards of professional conduct in line with the NMC Code, showing awareness of the implications of The Code for self and others
The module aims to build upon and consolidate knowledge and skills to manage and lead as an accountable, responsible, emotionally intelligent registered Children’s Nurse within health and social care environments. The module will facilitate critical examination of key concepts and theories of effective leadership and management.
This module will build upon the scientific module of year 2 to consolidate scientific principles and deepen the knowledge and application. It also aims to extend knowledge and application of pharmacological principles especially as to underpin nursing care within child field of practice and future potential prescribing practice.
The aim of this module is to enable the student to critically engage with the coordination and management of care delivery for those individuals who are severely ill with life-threatening or limiting illness, or have complex physical/mental health needs requiring long-term care in a range of healthcare settings, working in partnership with the individual, their families where relevant and the multi-disciplinary team to evaluate whether the care is effective and meets desired outcomes. It will focus on encouraging the student to build on prior learning in relation to critically applying nursing knowledge, evidence/research and the nursing process in the planning and co-ordination of care for the individual with complex needs.
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to work autonomously in the child health field of practice caring for all people across the lifespan with a range of physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural challenges. The student will display advanced clinical skills and have the ability to integrate leadership in all aspects of care management. Students will utilise a critical and reflective approach in delivering high standards of professional conduct in line with the NMC Code as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
Caroline is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BSc Nursing, Child programme. Her nursing background is in acute paediatrics, high dependency and neonatal nursing. She has been in nurse education for over 25 years. She completed her MA in Higher and Professional Education at UCL Institute of Education and has special interest in the role of the Link Lecturer, learning in practice and in developing peer assisted learning.
Nursing (Child) BSc graduate
Nursing (Child) BSc graduate
Nursing (Child) BSc student
As a part of my learning experience at Middlesex I was required to complete a 2 week placement with a charity/organisation of my choice and I decided to volunteer for the Rainbow Trust.
Volunteering with Rainbow Trust has been great. I’ve learnt about the different types of conditions that babies and children have. It has also strengthened my confidence in myself, interacting with these children and their families and I feel like I have really grown in confidence. Some children I have come across on my ward placements have similar conditions to those I saw during my voluntary placement. Volunteering definitely helped me understand and cope with these situations. It helped me get a grasp of how the family are feeling as you see them in their homes.
I think having a voluntary placement is extremely important as it allows students to choose something new and something they are interested in.
Volunteering was an absolutely amazing feeling. I never expected to be back at the hospital I was born at and being able to help people in similar situations to how I was when I was younger really made me feel happy.
I can’t say I’ve had one best moment as I’ve had many. However, being appreciated and seeing the difference you make to people’s lives is such a wonderful feeling. It motivates me and makes me feel very lucky to be caring for people during difficult moments of their lives.
When I graduate I hope to go back to university to complete a health visiting course and become a health visitor.