Why study Nursing at Swansea?

When you study a Nursing Degree with us you will be part of a Top 30 University (The Guardian University Guide 2024) 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 (The Times Good University Guide 2024). Our caring student centred approach has put student experience and outcomes resulting in 100% Graduate Employability (HESA 2022) and 1st for Career prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2024). 

New for 2024: Our new flexible part-time Adult Nursing degree has been developed to meet the needs of the modern student, considering the aspirations of individuals who wish to become registered nurses while recognising that for many, there are challenges with balancing life commitments and study.

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Explore our course videos

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.

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.

World-class facilities

Swansea University's Simulation and Immersive Learning Centre (SUSIM) utilises a variety of simulation-based education methodologies to support learners and teams to immerse, reflect and develop through real world scenarios.

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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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Nursing Engagement Sessions - Singleton Campus

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

We’re hosting various engagement sessions over the next few months, where prospective Nursing students can chat to our Nursing teaching team about our study options, including our newly launched BSc Flexible Part-time in Adult Nursing

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Nursing Student Experience 

Find out what our Nursing students think about studying nursing with us, from lectures and placements to studying by the sea - view our student stories to find out more...

Carlie Andrews
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The encouragement of the university to ensure student nurses are involved in extracurricular activities such as the Royal College of Nursing and other amazing roles to help students not only develop their social skills but also their career and networking skills.

Learn more about Carlie's student story...

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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 the full amount of student loan from Student Finance.

Find out about the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme

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

Discuss your options with our Head of Nursing

Not sure whether to study full-time, part-time or on our flexible course?  Discuss your options with Catherine Norris, our Head of Nursing:

Mrs Catherine Norris

Mrs Catherine Norris

Associate Professor, Nursing
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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.