Children’s nursing

Student nurses with child

Children’s nursing

Awarded by Kingston University

Children’s nursing involves using specialist knowledge and skills to care for a child or young person (ranging in age from 0 to 18) in an acute care or primary care setting. Our children’s nurses are uniquely positioned to support and work in partnership with the family for the child’s health and wellbeing. Kingston and St George’s has several unique qualities that will give you the best study experience possible for children’s nursing. Our academics are leaders within their field in the UK, and offer a highly stimulating learning environment.


Workforce development

Pre-qualifying status qualification

Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Why choose us?

  • Our academic team includes Dr Jayne Price, lead editor of ‘Palliative care for children and families – an interdisciplinary approach’; also a key text within this area of child health care
  • Within our state of the art laboratories, our children’s nursing students can further develop the skills required to care for children and families in a safe environment, which closely mimics a health care environment (hospital and home). Child and family role players are central to this learning experience
  • The child teaching team comprises of recognised academic leaders within the field of children’s nursing – regularly contributing to literature and practice development
  • Educationalists who deliver the courses are recognised for excellence in learning and teaching through, for example, the Higher Education Academy and a number of national/international awards and measures of esteem

Employment prospects
  • 100 per cent of all students obtain employment within six months of receiving qualification.
Learning tools and facilities
  • Children’s nursing students have access to facilitated sessions using state-of-the-art high fidelity patient simulations with children and families.
  • Innovative online learning opportunities e.g. online role play.
  • Together for Short Lives – Practice Development Forum.
Extra practice learning opportunities
Undergraduate BSc students have the opportunity to undertake a national or international elective at the end of their second year. For postgraduate (PgDip) students, the opportunity comes at the end of year one.

Countries recently visited by students include:

  • India
  • Bulgaria
  • Tanzania
  • United Arab Emirates
  • New Zealand


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Children’s nursing news

Kingston Hill campus

Inaugural nursing textbook providing guidance on caring for babies with life-limiting conditions launched by Kingston University expert

A professor of nursing at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London has co-edited the first book offering guidance to nurses on caring for babies with life-limiting conditions.

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Kingston University and St George’s achieve 14 shortlisted entries for Student Nursing Times Awards 2016

School of Nursing shortlisted for a record number of awards celebrating excellence in studies and commitment to the healthcare profession.

Jim Richardson

Jim Richardson, Senior Lecturer, Nursing to present at prestigious Europaediatrics Congress 2015.

The 7th Europaediatrics Congress of the European Paediatric Association (EPA) and the Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations (UNEPSA), will be held in Florence, Italy from 11th to 16th May.



Children’s nursing research

Children's nurse student with girl

Supporting children’s nursing education to provide better care

The children’s nursing education team at Kingston and St George’s have a programme of research investigating how education can best support and prepare future children’s nurses.