Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons)

Dress code


What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring the following documents with you when you come to the interview.

  1. Your original birth certificate
  2. Your marriage certificate (if appropriate)
  3. Evidence of any other name change (for example deed poll, divorce)
  4. Passport or travel documents

In addition you will also need to bring: 

  • The original (or a certified copy) of certificates for all relevant qualifications listed on your UCAS form at level 2 or above. We will not need to see evidence of any study days or level 1 qualifications.
  • A photocopy of all these certificates which will be retained by the University. The originals will be returned to you at the close of the interview
  • Second referee details (you will be sent a form to complete these details before the interview).

Please note that we will be unable to interview you if you arrive without the relevant ID evidence listed above. If you do not have original certificates of qualifications, you will need to contact the admissions assistant prior to your interview.

What will happen on the day?

You will be interviewed by a small panel of people, which may include a combination of the following:

  • One of the admission’s tutors for child nursing
  • Another tutor from child nursing
  • A service user
  • A Registered Nurse currently working in clinical practice

You will be given an overview of the course and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the course. There will be some group activities and a short individual interview with one of the admissions team during which you will be able to discuss any specific questions you have on a one to one basis.

What are we looking for?

Candidates that have clear insight and knowledge of the varied and complex role of the child nurse, have relevant voluntary or work experience and are able to relate any transferable skills they have to child nursing. We are also looking for candidates who demonstrate initiative and current knowledge of issues relevant to the nursing care of children, are team players but are also flexible and can work independently. Above all, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about child nursing.

Additional information

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out once you accept any offer made, unless you let us know about any criminal record either on your UCAS form or at the selection day, in which case the DBS check will be done immediately. If you are made an offer an Occupational Health questionnaire will be sent to you so that we can confirm that you are able to undertake the course.