Nursing is a a full time course of 37.5 hours per week. You have to be prepared that nursing students will not have as much free time as other students at uni. Sometimes I think the theory days can be too long and begin to wonder if the information that they are teaching us is really relevant, but it is in beneficial later in the course. The days are long and tiring on placement but it is really interesting and fulfilling being able to help and care for people.
The university work is varied with assignments ranging from posters, presentations, essays and practical scenarios to suit all learning types. I found that most student had to work hard to achieve high grades because it is a big step up from A levels.
The facilities are really good at Cardiff. They have a new library, lots of computers and plenty of space to do work which is available 24/7.The simulation suite for practical skills is also brilliant as it gives you the opportunity to practice skills and procedures before going out in practice.