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Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    B704

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    35th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    26th

    1 (Nursing)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    141

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    98

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.05

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

2017/18 Funding Update The Welsh Government announced in December 2016 that UK students who are studying in Wales and commit to working here for 2 years following the completion of their degree will still be entitled to the current funding structure (September 2017 and March 2018 cohorts). Students who currently live in Wales and students not currently living in Wales who do not wish to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following completion of their degree will still be able to study in Wales but will need to secure funding from an alternative sources, this may include funding from the relevant funding body in their home country or self-finance. Information regarding funding for subsequent intakes has not yet been released by the Welsh Government.EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of nursing students from Swansea University are employed in graduate level jobs within six months of graduating (Unistats 2017)AVERAGE EARNINGS: Nursing graduates can expect a starting salary of about £22,128 rising to £34,000 for a highly-experienced staff nurse.ACCREDITATION: Graduates will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Mental Health) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council- Nursing ranked Top 100 in the QS World Rankings 2018- Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2018)- Ranked 27th out of 71 (Times and Sunday Times 2018)Nursing is a unique occupation and offers you a chance to help others when they need it most. Regrettably there is still some stigma attached to mental illness. Combating this and helping the individuals and their families deal with it is a key part of a career in Mental Health nursing.Nursing students require the desire to help people. They should be practical and know how to manage their time. Students must have a non-judgemental attitude. Students will develop effective communication and leadership skills and the ability to work in a team.You must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team which includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, community workers, occupational therapists and, physiotherapists.The main tool mental health nursing students have is the strength of their own personality and communication skills. Students will need to empathise with the people they are dealing with and show warmth and care about them. Mental Health nursing students will also need to have a good understanding of the theories of mental health and illness.Work Placements We have the full support of many healthcare providers and are able to offer a wide range of clinical experiences and placements in South West Wales.Students are based at our Swansea campus for lectures. Clinical placements may be hospital-based or in community teams.Students can also benefit from short study visits abroad.There will be a March cohort for Mental Health Nursing commencing in March 2019.Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

Health or science-related courses desirable.

University information

University Ranking

35th

About this University

Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides outstanding teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a gold rating, TEF 2018).

Address

Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UNITED KINGDOM