This course is subject to approval.
The Dispersed Learning pathway to our popular and internationally recognised Mental Health Nursing degree course will be open to applicants in the Hywel Dda University Heath Board area only.
The underlying principle of Dispersed Learning is that educational opportunities are available anytime, anywhere, and are designed for everyone.
Over the course of this carefully integrated, three-year BSc programme, you will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to provide high quality, compassionate nursing care for improving mental health and wellbeing. During the course, you will improve the care and treatment of people using mental health services, their carers and their families.
You will develop keen interpersonal and communication skills to prepare you for working as part of a team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, community workers and occupational therapists.
Taking a blended-learning approach, you will undertake practice-learning opportunities in a variety of environments across the Hywel Dda University Health Board region, supported by practice supervisors, practice assessors and Education Liaison Nurses (ELNs) as well as face-to-face teaching across your locality, all supported by our cloud-based learning platform.
Building on Swansea’s expertise in contextual training, you will take part in simulation as well as hands-on care and will benefit from increased exposure to the roles of other health professionals. You will be exposed to routine, every-day care of patients, as well as the 24-hour, 7 day a week care continuum, to enable you to attain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours that a student nurse must be able to demonstrate by the end of the programme.