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Nurses of the future

09 January 2009

A Nurse smiling

People interested in a career in nursing are being given the chance to find out more about the profession at a special information and selection day at the University.

Held at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, the event will illustrate the exciting and varied opportunities available as a registered nurse, and introduce visitors to the adult nursing course, which commences in March 2009.

The course, which is exempt from tuition fees, will give students the chance to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed as a nurse, and put their learning into practice with clinical placements throughout South East Wales.

In addition, students who meet the entry criteria could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of £6,500 per year, and possibly a scholarship of up to £1000 per year.

The course caters for a variety of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those wanting to change career paths.

Ian Banks worked in the media industry before starting the adult nursing degree at Cardiff. He said: "I was somewhat concerned that my age would isolate me from my fellow cohorts, however, quite the reverse has been the case and the eclectic mix of students of the course allayed my fears at a very early stage."

"The Nursing course offers a wide mix of both practical and academic learning, with the clinical placements undoubtedly being the highlight of each module for me. If anything the course has made me even more impatient to qualify and start to practice."

The School is one of the top nursing and midwifery departments in the UK, and its programme includes degrees in all aspects of nursing, such as mental health nursing and midwifery.

As well as finding out more about the course, the information day will allow potential students to take part in an initial selection process.

The information and selection day will be held on Saturday 24th January 2009. For further information or to reserve a place please call 02920 687523 or email

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