Why study Nursing at Swansea?

When you study a Nursing Degree with us you will be part of a Top 30 University (Guardian 2023) with a community that makes a difference to people's lives each and every day. We have over 25 years experience of training people across the breadth of clinical practice, and we are proud to be ranked as a Top 10 Nursing program (Complete University Guide 2023). Our caring student centred approach has put student experience and outcomes resulting in 100% Graduate Employability (HESA 2022) and 1st for Graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2023). 

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Nursing - Carmarthen Drop-In Sessions

Are you interested in finding out more about studying Nursing at our Carmarthen Campus?

We’re hosting various drop in sessions over the next few months, where prospective Nursing students can chat to our Nursing teaching team about the course and life as a Nursing student at our St Davids Park campus.

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Our Nursing Course Options

Adult Nursing
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Our Adult Nursing courses bring together an academic staff of qualified nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals. Whilst you train to become a specialist adult nurse you will benefit from our strong links with our local health boards, and our outstanding realistic clinical training suites which include integrated virtual reality.

Our Adult Nursing Course Options:

*International students applying to our BSc Adult Nusing (Swansea) course may be eligible for our fully-funded option – head to our International Nursing Applicants page for more information

Child Nursing Learning Disability Nursing Mental Health Nursing

Nursing Student Experience 

We are passionate about all fields of nursing and fully embrace the core values associated with the ‘caring profession’ and endeavour to instil these values into our students and our relationships with them. We offer a great staff-student ratio, meaning you will be well supported by a wealth of knowledgeable role-models throughout your time studying with us.  

Don't just take our word for it, find out what our Nursing students think about studying nursing with us, and explore all the different options and opportunities that will be available to you when you study with us. 

Our Student Stories

Mikey Denman
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"As a Welsh speaker, Swansea University and Coleg Cymraeg have offered me incredible opportunities, to be part of the S4C documentary 'Nurses' by following my student journey in the first year of the nursing course. It was an unforgettable experience. I have also been given opportunities to represent the Coleg Cymraeg and Swansea University by sharing my experiences as a nursing student with prospective students in schools as they consider their next step after A levels."

Find out more about Mikey's Student Story 

Adult Nursing

Nicholas Costello talks about his experience of studying Adult Nursing at Swansea and how "nothing beats the feeling you get when you are helping someone in need."

Child Nursing

Daniel Roberts, and Emily Nue are studying Child Nursing at Swansea here they talk about the diverse skills you need to be talking to a baby or child in one moment and then an adult in the next. 

Learning Disability Nursing

Liz Hayday, Senior Lecturer of Learning Disability Nursing, talks about the skills you will gain while studying and how Swansea will help you become an exceptional learning disability nurse.

Mental Health Nursing

Using her own life experience has helped Rachel Huggins learn to support others and be the best possible nurse she can be. Rachel is a third year Mental Health Nurse.

Fully Funded Degree

Choosing to follow your passion for healthcare could pay. This range of degrees is fully funded via the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme. 

What this could mean for you is, if you commit to working for NHS Wales for a period after you graduate your tuition will be fully covered by the NHS Wales Bursary, as well as maintenance funding of up to £4,491 and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.

Find out about the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme

World-class Facilities

We ensure our students have the best possible facilities to train within so they gain the clinical skills, and experience to be ready for clinical practise. These skills are essential to our programs and we recreate environments that are as close as possible to the clinical environment you will be working in. 

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99% Employability

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 £24,214 rising to £43,772 for a highly experienced staff nurse. Specialist nurses and practice managers can earn £45,000.

Want to find out More about Swansea

Feeling inspired to train for a career in the NHS? Take the time to explore our campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual tour, talk to some of our current students about what it is like studying at Swansea and make sure you register for our next Open Day where you can experience Swansea, our community and our courses in person.