Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing (Mental Health)

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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/

Course details

Modules

Year 1 compulsory: Manual Handling 1 Violence & Aggression Passport 1 Learning to Learn in Higher Education and Clinical Practice What is Nursing? (Mental Health) Developing Nursing Knowledge (Mental Health) Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health) Year 2 compulsory: Manual Handling 2 Violence & Aggression Passport 2 Health Promotion and Public Health (Mental Health) Acute Care (Mental Health) Long-Term Conditions & Palliative Care (Mental Health) Developing the Practice of Nursing (Mental Health) Year 3 compulsory: Manual Handling 3 Violence & Aggression Passport 3 Consolidating the Practice of Nursing Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health) Advancing Professional Nursing Practice (Mental Health) Leadership and Management (Mental Health) Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

Assessment method

The degree offers a framework of evidence-based learning. In practice, students are supervised and assessed by an experienced mentor. In university, they are assessed through exams, essays, presentations, and group work. Students are tested not only on their skills and knowledge but on their values and behaviour(s) too.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B704
Institution code:
S93
Campus name:
Singleton Park Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately this course is currently not available to international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Audition


Unistats information

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68%
Student satisfaction
No data
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
No data
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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.
Nursing (Mental Health) at Swansea University - UCAS