Nursing (Dispersed Learning) (Adult) at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

The Dispersed Learning pathway to our popular and internationally recognised Adult Nursing degree course will be open to applicants in the Hywel Dda University Heath Board area. The underlying principle of Dispersed Learning is that educational opportunities are available anytime, anywhere, and are designed for everyone. Over the course of this carefully-integrated, three year BSc programme, you will learn about the holistic needs of people from early adulthood until old age and develop the professional skills to provide high quality nursing care in in a range of clinical and community settings. As you progress, you will develop the skills to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based care to promote the health and wellbeing of adults with acute and chronic conditions. Taking a blended-learning approach, you will undertake practice-learning opportunities in a variety of environments, supported by practice supervisors, as well as face-to-face teaching across your locality, all supported by our cloud-based learning platform. Building on Swansea’s expertise in contextual training, you will take part in simulation as well as hands-on care and will benefit from increased exposure to the roles of other health professionals. You will be exposed to routine, every-day care of patients/clients as well as 24 hour and 7-day care in order to be able to meet all of your clinical practice outcomes and proficiencies and to practice and become proficient in your clinical skills. Swansea University has an outstanding reputation for nursing at Swansea and are in the Top 10 in the UK for Nursing Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022). We were also shortlisted for the Best Student Experience in The Student Nursing Times Awards 2021. Our academic staff are qualified nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals, many of whom are also practising clinicians, providing an exceptional combination of theoretical rigour, professional insight, and practical expertise. As an Adult Nurse, you can expect a starting salary of £25,655 rising to £53,219 for a highly experienced staff nurse. The course is subject to approval: we will be accepting applications, but offers will not be made until full approval has been confirmed.


Introduction to Nursing and Health Care (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Understanding health and illness (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Contexts of Care (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Acute Care (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Care of the Person with a Long-Term Condition and Palliative Care Needs (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Ensuring Quality Care (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Care of the Service User with complex needs (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Advancing Nursing Practice (Adult – Dispersed Learning); Preparation for Professional Practice (Adult – Dispersed Learning);

Assessment method

Assessments will include practical OSCEs, written exams, oral presentations, written assignments, practical observations, and clinical skills assessments. The range of assessment methods is chosen to develop and demonstrate a range of skills transferable to the modern healthcare environment including reflection, oral and written communication, confidence and competence in care delivery and the ability to research, appraise and evaluate evidence. Placement competency will be assessed by your practice assessor.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not open to applications from International applicants

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check required

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Sponsorship information

If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance. Please see our NHS Funding webpage <> to check your eligibility for funding before applying.

Nursing (Dispersed Learning) (Adult) at Swansea University - UCAS