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Course overview

The children’s nursing field specialises in caring for children, young people and their families in a variety of settings, as part of an interprofessional approach to care. The work of a children’s nurse can range from caring for a sick newborn baby to caring for a teenager with complex physical or psychological needs. The course will empower you to become a flexible practitioner; clinically adept, caring and willing to accept responsibility for the care of children, young people and their families.


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September 2019
Full-time - BN (Hons)
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Children's Nursing with us?

This is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of children and their families, students and Children’s Nursing practice at its centre. The programme team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous Children’s Nurses, able to meet current and future healthcare demands.

The course is delivered by experienced Children’s Nurses with teaching and research expertise as well as experience in a wide range of clinical areas, including district nursing, health visiting, acute and community children’s nursing and complex needs. The team work closely with local acute and community providers to ensure that the course remains contemporary.

Find out more about the options for practical placements across Cheshire and Wirral on the blog:

Children's Nursing at Chester: where will it take you?

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Riverside’s café and coffee shop serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

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Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.

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Open Days 2018

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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