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Nursing Studies (Second Registration) Child Nursing PGCert

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

At Surrey, our goal is to develop confident, competent and critically responsive practitioners, with in-depth knowledge, skills and behaviours required to autonomously deliver and lead high-quality nursing care across a range of health and social care environments. On this course, we’ll shape you into an innovative and reflective nurse who synthesises ideas to deliver excellent care for infants, children and young people.

By choosing to study with us, you’ll benefit from our hands-on curriculum, evenly split between theory and clinical placements. You’ll become part of a multidisciplinary team, learn directly from healthcare professionals and service users, be supported by clinicians while on placements, and begin your journey towards an enriching career as a children’s nurse.

What you will study

You’ll learn how to empower and protect children and young people who have a range of complex care needs, including those with mental health conditions. You’ll study safeguarding principles and become familiar with aspects of child and family law, advocating for your patients with your interpersonal communication skills. You’ll gain the skills to manage difficult situations, like when parents and guardians refuse treatment for their child, have conflicting views on the best course of action, or may not be considering the views of their child in the decision-making process.

You’ll study the complexities of working with children, understanding primary, secondary and tertiary care, and the role of advanced and specialist nurses. You’ll explore the environmental factors that affect children’s health, taking into consideration spiritual, cultural and religious differences. You’ll learn how to deliver end-of-life care, supporting families through bereavement.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the academic and practice requirements needed to apply for second registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a children’s nurse.

Our alumni can be found working for NHS trusts across the UK, with recent graduates working for the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

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University of Surrey

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  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
38% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 72 1

    32nd out of 102 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    132 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%



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