This commentary introduces the reader to the realism and value of using co-production to develop pre-registration nursing programs for undergraduate and postgraduate nurses – its primary focus is on those nurses who provide healthcare to children and young people(CYP). The term ‘pre-registration’ is synonymous to an educational course leading to state registration as a nurse. The paper briefly contextualizes nursing and its global direction and that of children’s (pediatric) nursing. It defines co-production and its use within nursing education in conjunction with one tangible example from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (UK). The paper then presents the views of children and young people in being involved in the co-production process.