Children’s cardiac nursing care and management (degree level)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module will develop your knowledge and management skills in the holistic care of infants, children and young people with cardiac abnormalities. You will enhance your ability to understand the implications and consequences of congenital heart disease with reference to psychological signs and symptoms, as well as further developing your assessment skills to recognise the signs of clinical deterioration, allowing you to put appropriate interventions in place.

You will also expand on your ability to manage the care and support for the child and their family from diagnosis through to transfer to adult services or end of life care. Safe, effective ward and high dependency focused nursing care and management will be explored with reference to relevant research and evidence.

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.

Our students say...

  • A “I am already applying new knowledge to practice and have a better understanding of why we do things.”
  • A “The course has strengthened my cardiac knowledge. Some tasks ‘I just did’ because I had to, now I understand why I do it.”

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.