Our three-year degree course in Mental Health Nursing will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to provide high quality, compassionate nursing care for improving mental health and wellbeing. During the course you will improve the care and treatment of people using mental health services their carers and their families. You will develop keen interpersonal and communication skills to prepare you for working as part of a team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, community workers and occupational therapists. Half of your teaching takes place in the university on our Singleton Park campus and the other half in healthcare settings. We have excellent links with Welsh health boards and many healthcare providers, so you will have access to a wide range of clinical experiences across south west Wales. These could include community health care centres, hospitals and specialist areas in forensic, child and adolescent, drug and alcohol and older persons nursing. We have an outstanding reputation for nursing at Swansea and are ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Nursing Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022). You will also join a university that is: • 15th in the UK for Course Satisfaction - Guardian University Guide 2023 • 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021 • UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022 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. Our excellent facilities include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement in a hospital or community setting. On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Mental Health) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA.
Year 1 • Introduction to nursing and health care (Mental Health) • Understanding health and Illness (Mental health) • Contexts of Care (Mental Health) Year 2 • Acute Care (Mental Health) • Care of the Person with a Long Term Condition and Palliative Care Needs (Mental Health) • Ensuring Quality Care (Mental Health) Year 3 • Care of the Service User with Complex Needs (Mental Health) • Advancing Mental Health Nursing Practice (Mental Health) • Preparation for professional practice (Mental Health)
We use a variety of methods to assess your learning across all nursing modules including coursework essays, oral and poster presentations, projects, portfolios, multiple choice and unseen examinations, objective structured clinical/practical examination (OSCE’s), and on-line assessments.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is open to UK applicants only.
A minimum of five grade A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science are required. In certain circumstances Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and Key Skills Level 2 in Communication will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Welsh/English Language, if undertaken since September 2015. If you are offered a place you will need a satisfactory character reference, an Occupational Health Check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or approved equivalent.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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Additional fee 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.
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