Our internationally recognised Child Nursing degree course will give you the skills and experience to launch a rewarding career.
Over the course of this three-year BSc programme, you will learn about the holistic health and wellbeing needs of children, young people, and their families.
Through a mix of academic study and practical clinical experience, you will develop the professional skills to provide high quality, evidence-based nursing care and health protection measures in a range of clinical and community settings, often working as part of a multi-disciplinary team across the health and social care sectors.
Half of our 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 CHILD 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.
YOUR CHILD 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 will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad 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 support through Coleg Cymraeg.
CHILD NURSING CAREERS
On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Child) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA.
Job prospects are excellent, with 100 per cent of our nursing graduates employed in a professional or managerial job within six months (Destination of Leavers from HE 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.