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Cardiff University

Nursing (Mental Health)

UCAS Code: B760

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BN (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board, a pass in the separate practical element will be required.

Extended Project

A

For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Please contact Cardiff University.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Excluding general studies and critical thinking.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

36%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Nursing

The Bachelor of Mental Health Nursing (BN) aims to prepare you for life as a confident and knowledgeable mental health nurse. By fully engaging with this degree, you will develop critical abilities, skills and competencies to deliver high quality nursing care in a rapidly changing environment.Mental health nurses offer support with a variety of mental health conditions, working with individuals, families and carers. They may specialise in children and young people, older people or working age adults. Our course is designed to develop practitioners with the skills and knowledge to work in a dynamic health care environment. As a dedicated student, you will learn about promoting health, preventing illness and delivering high quality holistic care.While you will specialise in mental health nursing from the start of the course, the integrated nature of teaching means you will learn with those studying childrens nursing and adult nursing. Sharing ideas between disciplines will broaden your perspective on health care, and help to sharpen your focus on your own field.You will be taught by motivated and knowledgeable lecturers in the field of mental health nursing, and have opportunities to work in hospitals and homes.Our aim is to produce mental health nurses who can work independently. We will nurture your ability to deliver a high standard of essential and complex care, using evidence based practice and modern technologies. You should grow confident in performing roles including practitioner, educator, leader and researcher, ultimately becoming a mental health nurse who is 'fit for purpose' and 'fit for practice'.This degree will lead to eligibility to register with the NMC as a Mental Health Nurse. On qualification, you can work in a range of healthcare settings, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.During your application to the course you will be required to demonstrate that you meet the NMC good health and character, fitness to practise requirements. This will be achieved by providing a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. All applicants will be required to have a satisfactory health screening prior to enrolment on this course, which is conducted independently by the Universitys Occupational Health Department. Full guidance on this will be provided at application stage.INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: We regret that this course is unable to accept applications from international fee-status applicants because of its association with the National Health Service (NHS) and the restrictions on funding and clinical placements.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:During year two, there is an opportunity to undertake a practice learning opportunity in a different environment, either within the UK or overseas. Practice learning opportunities will fulfil requirements and guidance as defined by the NMC (2010), and maintain your safety, enabling you to undertake a self-selected placement within a health or social care learning environment.Highly-equipped skills laboratories in our Clinical Simulation Suite enable realistic ward, community, home and emergency simulations. Lifelike simulations mean you can safely practice and develop essential skills, developing your confidence and expertise.The School provides pre-registration courses recognised by the UK Health and Care Professions Council in occupational therapy, operating department practice, physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography and imaging and radiotherapy and oncology. It also provides pre-registration courses in nursing and midwifery. This contributes to a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education not available at many institutions.

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Cardiff

Department:

School of Healthcare Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

54%
low
Nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

56%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
15%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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