Ranked 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK
By The Complete University Guide 2021.
A range of placements
Placements across Wales ensure a range of clinical experiences, as well as opportunities to work or volunteer abroad.
Innovative use of the latest tech
Augmented reality is utilised to teach anatomy and physiology, giving you a unique view of the internal mechanics of the human body.
State of the art facilities
Our facilities mirror the healthcare environments in which you will undertake placements and eventually work in as qualified professionals.
Join us and study at a School that is ranked 1st in Wales and 8th in the UK for Nursing in The Times Good University Guide 2020.
Adult nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. Validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council our programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a registered nurse within 3 years and offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives and become part of the nursing workforce of the future.
You will work with adults of all ages who may be experiencing one or more long or short-term health conditions such as, injuries from an accident, cancer or diabetes. You will build trusting relationships with individuals in your care and their families, with the aim of improving their quality of life, whatever their situation. While you will specialise in adult nursing from the start of the programme, the integrated nature of teaching means you will learn with those studying children's nursing and mental health nursing. Sharing ideas between disciplines will broaden your perspective on healthcare and help sharpen your focus on your specialist field.
You will be taught at a Russell Group University by motivated and knowledgeable lecturers in the field of adult nursing who are influencing healthcare across Wales and beyond through engagement and research. You will be allocated both a personal tutor who will offer you pastoral support and an academic assessor who will support your professional development during the programme.
As a School we are based at the University Hospital of Wales (the 3rd largest University Hospital in the UK) and we provide courses recognised by both the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This contributes to a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning, formative assessments with other health professionals and inter-professional education (IPE) not available at many institutions.
We have highly equipped skills laboratories in our Clinical Simulation Suite which enable you to learn in simulated wards, community, home and emergency environments. Lifelike simulations mean you can safely practice and develop essential skills, developing your proficiency and confidence before going out into placement; empowering you to provide leadership in multi-disciplinary care where innovation and technology are rapidly evolving.
A varied placement experience undertaken across the three years of the programme will allow you to integrate academic theory with practice and gain insight as to the wide-ranging employment opportunities available to you upon qualification. You will benefit from placements supported by experienced nurses to help you in becoming the best nurse you can be.
On successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an Adult Nurse. With this registration, you can work in a range of healthcare settings, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Above all else, we strive to ensure that our graduates are ready for the next step in their career and the many opportunities that await them. That's why 100%* of our nursing students are in employment or further study after 6 months of graduating (*DHLE and HECSU).