Our internationally recognised Adult Nursing degree course will give you the skills and experience to launch a rewarding career in this diverse and essential profession.
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.
Half of your teaching takes place in the university and the other half in healthcare settings. We have excellent working relationships with many healthcare providers, so you will have access to a wide range of clinical experiences across south west Wales. These include placements in the NHS and independent sector in hospitals and community settings.
WHY ADULT NURSING AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
We have an outstanding reputation for nursing at Swansea and are ranked:
- 2nd in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2019)
- 15th out of 71 (Times and Sunday Times 2019)
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.
We have very strong links with Welsh health boards, opening up clinical placement opportunities for you in a variety of settings in both urban and rural locations. Meanwhile, the nearest hospital is right next-door to our Singleton Park campus on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula.
If you are a UK student who 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 of up to £4,491 and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.
In addition to the Swansea University Open Days we also have the following events coming up:
- Health Careers Open Day in Aberystwyth on May 1st 2019
- West Wales Open Evening in Carmarthen on May 15 2019
YOUR ADULT NURSING EXPERIENCE
Our excellent facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences 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.
You may have the opportunity to apply to study abroad on a placement with one of our partner universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, or Sweden.
You can also study part of your nursing degree through the medium of Welsh and may be eligible for internal scholarships or financial support through Coleg Cymraeg.
On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Adult) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA.
Job prospects are excellent, with 99% of our nursing graduates employed in a professional or managerial job within six months (Destination of Leavers Study, 2018)
You can expect a starting salary of £22,128 rising to £34,000 for a highly experienced staff nurse. Specialist nurses and practice managers can earn £45,000.