The BSc (Hons) Child Health Nursing course enables students to gain an Honours degree and a professional qualification recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). There are two 22 week semesters in every year of the programme. Each semester consists of 50% practice and 50% theory. All clinical placements throughout the three years of the course are child or young people focused. This course offers students the opportunity to focus on the specific health needs of children, young people and their family/carer(s). The programme is equally concerned with promoting evidence-based practice and safeguarding the health of children and young people and caring for them when they become unwell. The nature of child health nursing means that students will be involved in working with the variety of children and young people who access the services provided by the health care system. This will range in both the age of the patient (from birth to 18 years) and for a variety of reasons, either short-term or long-term i.e. with physical, emotional, or mental health care needs. Every module on the course is mapped against the NMC Standards of Competency; QAA Benchmarks Healthcare Professions; the QAA Benchmarks for Nursing and the Graduate Headstart Employability Skills. Upon successful completion of the course students will have the opportunity to apply to work locally, regionally or nationally in a variety of settings including Acute Hospital Trusts, Community Trusts, Nurse Education and research.