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Swansea University

UCAS Code: B703 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B

Health or science-related courses desirable

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:18,P:3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

360 points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Pass and BB at A2 level or DD at BTEC .

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120

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Children's nursing

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 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.

We have an outstanding reputation for nursing at Swansea and are ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Nursing (Times Good University Guide 2024).

You will also be joining a Top 25 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2024).

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 (Child) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA.

Modules

Year 1
• Introduction to Nursing and Health Care (Child)
• Understanding Health and Illness (Child)
• Contexts of Care (Child)
Year 2
• Acute Care (Child)
• Care of the Child and Young Person with a Long Term Condition and Palliative Care Needs (Child)
• Ensuring Quality Care (Child)
Year 3
• Care of the Child with Complex Needs (Child)
• Advancing Children’s Nursing Practice (Child)
• Preparation for Professional Practice (Child)

Assessment methods

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.

Extra funding

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.

The Uni

Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Nursing

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

45%
Children's nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Children's nursing

Teaching and learning

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
50%
Staff are good at explaining things
54%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

54%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
50%
Course specific equipment and facilities
13%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation

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Children's nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Children's nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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