Why study Nursing at Swansea?

When you study a Nursing Degree with us you will be part of 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 in the Top 10 Nursing programmes in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2022). Our caring student centred approach has put student experience and outcomes as our priority and our rankings and feedback show it. 

We have an outstanding reputation for nursing and are ranked:

  • 4th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021: Child Nursing)
  • 9th in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2022)
  • 10th in the UK for Nursing Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2022)

We are also a UK Top 25 University and ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2022).

Nursing Student Experience 

According to our students we are the 4th best place to study child nursing in the UK (Student Satisfaction NSS 2021). 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 (ranked 7th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022), 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. 

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. 

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.

What courses do we offer?

Find out more about the courses we offer below - whether you want to study Adult Nursing, Child Nursing or Mental Health Nursing - we have the course for you to kick-start the career you're passionate about.

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