Nursing (Child Branch) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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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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All study options

About Nursing (Child Branch) at Swansea University

Course Overview

NO TUITION FEES: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package for health related courses offered through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.

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

AVERAGE EARNINGS: Nursing graduates can expect a starting salary of £22,128 rising to £34,000 for a highly-experienced staff nurse.

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 (Adult) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Unfortunately this course is 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
  • Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • Up 20 places from 33 to 13th for Nursing in the National Student Survey, 2014. First in Wales (NSS, 2015)
  • 14th in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2016)
  • 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 26th out of 71 (Times and Sunday Times 2017)
  • Some modules are available in Welsh
  • The nearest hospital is next-door to the Campus
  • Opportunities to study abroad and embrace a new culture 
  • 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 practic
  • This programme meets the professional outcomes identified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as essential pre-requisites for registration as a nurse

 The College of Human and Health Sciences has state-of-the-art facilities enabling students to learn practical skills in realistic surroundings. 

Course description

Child Nursing students require the desire to work closely with children, young people and their families with both acute and chronic illnesses.

Children's nurses work as part of a multidisciplinary team and work closely with specialist nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, play specialists, social workers and others to provide and coordinate the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

Individuals who pursue this career should be able to communicate well with both children and their families, work as part of a team and demonstrate a non-judgemental and caring approach towards families from a wide range of backgrounds.

Students will learn how to:

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

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.

All applicants need to demonstrate:

  • A strong educational profile in the previous three to five years
  • A detailed understanding of and commitment to Child Nursing
  • Care experience is helpful but not essential
  • Candidates will be expected to participate in group discussions, team work and individual tasks during interviews

Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of 7.0

Alternative Requirements

  • Access: 24 Distinctions, 18 Merits, 3 Passes 
  • BTEC: DDM
  • Welsh baccalaureate: Pass and BB at A2 level or DD at BTEC
    • Irish leaving certificate: 360

Any offer made is conditional, subject to:

  • A satisfactory character reference
  • Funding from the Welsh Government
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, or an approved equivalent.
  • An Occupational Health check

 

Unfortunately this Child Nursing course is not currently available to international students but please consider our Adult Nursing degree. Details are here. 

International applicants can find out more about how to apply here. 

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