Edinburgh Napier University Child nursing

Edinburgh Napier University Child nursing

BNNursing (Child)

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Care for children from healthcare practitioners is crucial on their journey through life. Childcare is a rewarding and important vocation practiced throughout the world.

Course introduction

Edinburgh Napier is the largest provider of nurses in Scotland and is the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to progress in a career in nursing.

The Child Nursing degree at Edinburgh Napier has been developed to give you an academic qualification and the vocational training to become a registered nurse.

You’ll understand the theoretical aspects that are integral to this career in nursing and also develop the personal skills to communicate with children and their families.

Edinburgh Napier University Child nursing

What you’ll learn

You will develop your professional knowledge and understanding in the field of nursing and learn how to apply your knowledge to practical situations. You’ll gain communication, team working and problem solving and decision making skills needed to demonstrate your eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council including:

  • professional values
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • nursing practice and decision making
  • leadership, management and team working abilities

This course will help you to become competent, knowledgeable, and skilled in child nursing care with the learning, teaching and assessment experiences that will allow you to become a reflective graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to contribute positively to nursing practice.

What you’ll study

This course is delivered full-time over three years and you’ll study a combination of theory and practice modules, depending on your chosen field of nursing practice, including:

  • Theory and skills applied to nursing
  • Perspectives of health and professional practice
  • Life and social science as applied to nursing
  • Holistic perspectives on the development of infants, children and young people
  • Illness and injury in infants, children and young people
  • Child and family-centred care throughout enduring illness
  • Conceptual issues in child health nursing
  • Evidence-based and research as applied to child health nursing
  • Perspectives on vulnerability in childhood

Work placement

Over half of the course will account for a range of practice placements. These placements will take place within an acute hospital setting, school nurse / health visitor setting and a specialist nursing / children’s community setting.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Edinburgh Napier University Child nursing

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU Fees are funded by the NHS Scotland* Fees are funded by the NHS Scotland*
England Wales and Northern Ireland Fees are funded by the NHS Scotland* £9,000**

*Students should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for funding.

**Following the decision of the UK Government to remove the health bursary in England and move to a loans based support package for nursing, midwifery and AHP students from academic year 2017/18, the Scottish Government has confirmed that students commencing study on Nursing and Midwifery undergraduate programmes in September 2017 will be able to apply for tuition fee and living cost support from their home funding body.

Nursing students will also be eligible to apply for the University’s own generous package of financial support for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.