United Kingdom

Swansea University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018

Swansea University

Nursing (Mental Health)

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: 98% of nursing students from Swansea University are employed in graduate level jobs within six months of graduating (Guardian League Tables, 2014) AVERAGE EARNINGS: Nursing graduates can expect a starting salary of about £21,000 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 Winner of the Student Nursing Times Award 2014 – Pre-registration Nurse Education Provider of the Year 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 College of Human and Health Sciences nursing courses can undertake 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/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea