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Nursing / Registered Nurse (Child) BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Enhancing your employment prospects

  • You will gain valuable hands-on skills through practice placements with public and private healthcare providers.
  • At our annual nursing careers fair you can explore career opportunities and meet London-based employers.
  • Our careers and employability team will support your transition into employment.

Careers and progression

Nursing offers excellent career and postgraduate opportunities. After graduation, 100 per cent of our children's nursing students have gone on to work and/or study, in both hospital and community settings.

What our graduates say

Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.

Gemma Allen

Name: Gemma Allen
Subject: Nursing / Registered Nurse (Adult) BSc(Hons)

"I applied through clearing to read biomedical science but early in my first year realised that, although I loved the atmosphere at the University, I wasn't really enjoying the subject. So I decided to switch to adult nursing.

For one of my placements I was sent to St Helier Hospital in Carshalton, where I worked in the accident and emergency department. It hit me almost immediately that this was what I wanted to do. The day goes so quickly and you never know what is going to come through those swing doors. I think it's the unpredictability that attracts me. You just never know what you are going to be faced with!

I feel very lucky to have been appointed to my new post and I think my previous experience in the department stood me in good stead because hospitals are rarely able to take newly-qualified nurses in accident and emergency. I simply love my job, and with the skills I have there are so many countries I can work in. What more could I ask for?"


Examples of recent Children's Nursing BSc(Hons) graduate destinations

Type of jobs

  • Staff nurse (Paediatrics)
  • Staff nurse (Paediatric intensive care)
  • School nurse
  • Health visitor staff nurse
  • A&E nurse (Paediatrics)
  • Neonatal nurse

Types of organisations

  • Croydon University Hospital
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals
  • Guy's & St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kingston Hospital
  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • King's College Hospital
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • BUPA

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

Continuing personal and professional development (CPPD)

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education offers a flexible and diverse portfolio of CPPD courses which are open to all health and social care practitioners wishing to develop their knowledge and skills.

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Admissions team, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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