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BSc (Hons) Nursing - Child

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Studying Child Nursing at ARU

Study Child Nursing at ARU, and take your first steps towards a fulfilling career as a nurse for babies, children and young people.

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Study at an award-winning university

We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Be a part of our supportive, specialist child nursing community in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough.

Our purpose-built child nursing labs simulate many aspects of a working hospital ward. You’ll use sophisticated healthcare equipment in small group sessions, led by highly experienced and dedicated staff. And, of course, you’ll spend lots of time out on placement.

You’ll gain the clinical knowledge, skills, confidence and accreditation you need to succeed as a registered children’s nurse.

Student nurses can take advantage of nursing training grants worth at least £5,000 per year.

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Fees and Paying for University

Facilities and accreditation

Support and facilities

As part of your nursing studies with ARU, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • purpose-built simulated child wards offering the very best in experiential learning
  • registered, practising tutors and lecturers who’ll make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques and give you the support you need to succeed
  • a new training grant for student nurses worth at least £5,000 a year.

Take a guided tour and meet our students.

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Our degree course is validated by the NMC and you’ll be linked to one of our eight NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements.

Nurse Education Provider of the Year

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for the Nurse Education Provider of the Year award in 2023.


Nursing really is a job for life. As a child nurse, you’ll make a difference to many people’s lives, including your own.

Specialist children’s nurses can build careers in a variety of fields. You may choose to become a specialist nurse practitioner, a consultant nurse or a modern matron. Or you could take your education further still, conduct research or go into healthcare management.

All our nursing courses require approval from the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), so you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with them when you graduate. We work with employers to make sure you gain the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through your placements.

100% of our graduates were employed six months after completing their degrees, with many getting job offers from their placement areas.


I had always wanted a career that was rewarding and enabled me to make a difference to other people’s lives. At ARU I immediately felt so welcomed.


BSc (Hons) Child Nursing

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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Taster Days

If you want to know more about Nursing at ARU, we're offering virtual Taster Days. Meet our lecturers and current students, explore the role of the nurse, find out more about our nursing courses and placements, and pick up tips for your application and interview.

Find out more about our Taster Days


You’ll spend 50% of your learning time out on placement. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in assessing, treating and communicating with patients.

Your guide to placements


If your application to study nursing at ARU is successful, we'll invite you to an interview day in Cambridge or Chelmsford. Here’s how to get prepared.

Your nursing interview