Nursing is an exciting and challenging career which demands a number of qualities: commitment, people skills, patience and understanding (not to mention a sense of humour!). This is your chance to make a difference to patients’ lives. The functions of a nurse are very wide-ranging, and providing tender care through difficult times is a key element.
Courses are offered in Nursing in four areas in Wales, namely adult nursing, mental health nursing, nursing children and young people, and learning disability nursing. Whichever area you wish to study, it’s essential that you learn how to deal with the physical, mental and emotional needs of each patient with respect and dignity.
Each course is split equally between theory and clinical practice, which means that each piece of work carried out under supervision in the clinical area is supported by academic study You will undertake a number of clinical work placements and will receive the support of a clinical mentor in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to foster clinical skills in hospital and in the community, in the health sector and in independent sector institutions, where you will deal with a wide range of health problems or needs presented by patients from all kinds of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. You will also have a chance to learn and practice many clinical skills in simulation rooms, which will support your learning and prepare you for clinical placement and practice.
If you would like to study Midwifery, you will study the following as part of the course:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- pre-conception care
- detailed study of ante-natal care
- care during birth
- post-natal care
- public health
- sexual health
- detailed study of new-borns.
All these courses have been validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. After graduating, you may register as a nurse with this body.