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Our Children’s Nursing course at the University of Chester promotes a hands-on approach, with 50% spent out in practice in a wide variety of settings across Cheshire and the Wirral.

If you’d like to study Children’s Nursing with us, it’s worth thinking about where you’d consider for a placement in advance. If you’re invited to interview, you will be asked to select your practice placement choice on the day. If you’re successful, you will be assigned a placement in the offer you receive.

To help you understand the options, here’s some more information on where you could put your skills into practice.

Most of your placements will be based in one of our five key practice partner areas:

  • Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Warrington & Halton Hospital
  • Arrowe Park Hospital
  • Leighton Hospital
  • Macclesfield Hospital

We also offer community placements in these locations and some placement opportunities at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Each of the placement bases offers on-site educational facilities and the chance to improve your practical skills directly on wards and in clinics.

Countess of Chester Hospital

The city’s hospital is two miles from our Riverside Campus and about a 15-minute walk from our Parkgate Road Campus and accommodation.

Previous students have described the teams here as supportive and accommodating, even on busy wards.

For full details on facilities at the Countess of Chester, download our guide.

Warrington & Halton Hospital

This hospital is based in the centre of Warrington, 3.5 miles from our Warrington Campus and accommodation, and a 23-mile car journey from Riverside Campus.

Student feedback praises the broad experience, welcoming teams and encouraging mentors at this site.

For full details on facilities at Warrington & Halton Hospital, download our guide.

Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrowe Park is a University teaching hospital situated off junction 3 of the M53 outside of Birkenhead, around a 20-mile car journey from our Riverside Campus.

Nursing students have been impressed by the collaborative approach and encouraging feedback of staff here.

For full details on facilities at Arrowe Park Hospital, download our guide.

Leighton Hospital

Leighton is an acute general hospital to the north-west of the town of Crewe, around a 24-mile car journey from our Riverside Campus.

Our students have said Leighton is a great place to gain your first experiences on a ward alongside supportive staff.

For full details on facilities at Leighton Hospital, download our guide.

Macclesfield Hospital

Macclesfield Hospital is in East Cheshire, close to Macclesfield town centre and a 30-mile car journey from our Riverside Campus.

Students recommend placements at Macclesfield Hospital for its close teamwork and excellent learning resources.

For full details on facilities at Macclesfield Hospital, download our guide.

Rest assured that wherever your course takes you, you’ll have support from our dedicated staff and resources at Riverside Campus.

Want to Know More?

For more information about studying Children’s Nursing at Chester, take a look at the course page, or feel free to contact Programme Leader Lucy Wallace:

T: 01244 512268 E:

For general enquires regarding studying at the University of Chester, you can contact us on:

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