Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies is a thriving centre of teaching and research in the fields of adult nursing, mental health nursing, children and young people’s nursing and midwifery, with a local, national and international reputation in all areas. Around 600 undergraduates join the School each year.
The School offers three-year undergraduate (pre-registration) full degree schemes in Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Midwifery. These are vocationally-relevant degree programmes which include a well-balanced mixture of practice and theory, and lead to the degree of Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) - Adult, Child, Mental Health and to the degree of Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons). Clinical placements are structured to maximise the link between clinical and theory learning outcomes, and to ensure you benefit from a broad range of clinical experiences delivered by a variety of service providers.
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) - First Year Course
In the first year all students pursuing a degree in Nursing (irrespective of branch) study together; this is known as a Common Foundation Programme.
Common Foundation Programme
This provides the foundation for entry to the Adult, Child and Mental Health Branch Programmes. During this period you will gain experience of each of the three branches of nursing.
During this first year of the programme there are three modules:
- Developing Personal and Professional Practice in a Nursing Context (seven weeks theory and seven weeks clinical practice)
- Health, Individuals and Society (seven weeks theory and seven weeks clinical practice)
- The Principles of Nursing Practice (seven weeks theory and eight weeks clinical practice)
Branch programmes for Adult, Children and Mental Health Nursing span years two and three. The branch programme consists of six modules and is divided equally between theory and clinical practice.
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Course Commencement Dates
21 September 2009 1 March 2010
Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons)
This degree programme is three years full-time and is designed for applicants with no prior experience in the field of midwifery.
Course Commencement Date
21 September 2009