Nursing (Mental Health Branch) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Nursing (Mental Health Branch) at Swansea University

Course Overview

NO TUITION FEES to pay for UK and EU students who meet residency criteria

EMPLOYABILITY: 99% of Nursing graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)

AVERAGE EARNINGS: Graduate starting salary of £22,128

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum BBB at A level, health or science-related courses desirable. Minimum five grade A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.

ACCREDITATION: Graduates will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Mental Health) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Unfortunately this course is currently not available to international students.

Key features

Why take this course?

Winner of the Student Nursing Times Award 2014 - Pre-registration Nurse Education Provider of the Year

  • Up 20 places from 33 to 13th for Nursing in the National Student Survey, 2014. First in Wales (NSS, 2015)
  • Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • 99% of Nursing graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
  • Graduate starting salary of £22,128
  • 92% of students say that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of the course (Unistats 2016)
  • Ranked 14th out of 71 (NSS 2015)
  • Ranked 26th out of 71 (Times and Sunday Times 2017)
  • Some modules are available in Welsh
  • The nearest hospital is next to the Campus
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • Supported by a large number of healthcare providers plus strong links with health boards
  • Wide range of clinical experiences within South West Wales
  • You will be taught by qualified nurses, doctors and allied health professionals, many of whom still work in clinical practice

The College of Human and Health Sciences has state-of-the-art facilities for students of Mental Health Nursing in Swansea including a clinical practice suite which allows students to learn practical skills in realistic surroundings.   There is also a clinical and technical skills resource centre.

Take a look at our facilities here. 

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Course description

 

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.

Students 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. A student may be placed anywhere within the catchment area of the University (Aberystwyth to Welshpool to Bridgend).  Usually, the placement will be within 30 miles of your home. 

Students College of Human and Health Sciences nursing courses can undertake short study visits abroad. You can find more information here.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time WEDS N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Minimum BBB at A2 level, health or science-related courses desirable.

Minimum five grade A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science. 

In certain circumstances Key Skills Level 3 in Application of Number will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and Key Skills Level 3 in Communication will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Welsh/English Language.

Alternative Requirements:

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