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Swansea University

Nursing (Mental Health)

UCAS Code: B704

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

Access: 60 credits overall with at least 45 at level 3 and 15 at level 2. Of the 45 credits at level 3, you will need a minimum of 24 distinctions, 18 merits and 3 passes against the rules of combination.

360 points.

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

DDM

Grade B and BB at A2 level or DD at BTEC.

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Mental health nursing

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/

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 methods

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.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Nursing

TEF rating:
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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.

69%
med
Mental health 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.

Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

80%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

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
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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.

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.

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

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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