Introduction to children’s cardiac nursing (degree level)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module will introduce you to the fundamental principles of caring for infants, children and young people with cardiac abnormalities. You will increase your knowledge and understanding of normal and altered cardiac anatomy and physiology and learn how to better apply this in your assessment skills, contributing to safe and effective ward and high dependency focused nursing care and interventions.

You will also build upon your understanding for the rationale for care and be able to implement appropriate family centred, evidence based holistic care.

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

This module is delivered by Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in partnership with University of Plymouth.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Module dates

Please contact the Faculty of Children’s Nurse Education at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (see 'How to apply' for contact details)

Health Education England Star Awards 2017

The Star Awards recognise the very best in education and training across the health and care sector in the South West. They celebrate individuals or teams providing healthcare or public health services for NHS patients and service users in NHS trusts, general practice, local authority, education and independent or private settings including those providing pharmacy, dental and optometry services.

The Faculty of Children’s Nurse Education at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital won Chair’s Team Award for NHS Values. The award was presented by Jane Barrie OBE DL, Independent Chair, South of England Local Education and Training Board.