Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Mental Health Nursing

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Course summary

Mental Health nursing is a rewarding profession caring for people of all ages, their family and carers. At Wrexham Glyndwr University we will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to become a graduate and NMC registered Mental Health nurse. We pride ourselves on the support and guidance offered to students with an open-door approach. Students will: • Have a personal tutor who will support and guide you in your personal and professional development. • Study a programme developed to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2018) Future Nurse standards. • Split their studies 50/50 between clinical practice and theory. Practice placements in a variety of hospital and community settings enable you to experience a range of learning opportunities. Support in placement is by practice supervisors and assessors along with an academic assessor and practice education facilitators. • Study Mental Health field specific learning from the beginning, giving you the opportunity to learn about the potential challenges to health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan, along with shared learning between mental health, child and adult fields of nursing. • Have opportunities for interprofessional learning enable collaborative working with a range of different health care professionals. Key course features: • Mental Health field specific learning from the beginning of the course • 50% of the course is spent in clinical practice in a variety of clinical placements in hospital and community settings • Evidence based, person-centred care philosophy • Participation in interprofessional learning • Develops independence in learning with a strong commitment to personal and professional development of students • This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (subject to accreditation) This is a Welsh Government Bursary-commissioned programme. A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme providing you agree to work in Wales for two years after registration (subject to change).


Your theory sessions will be delivered using a variety of learning and teaching methods utilising a blended approach, considering Wrexham Glyndwr University Active Learning Framework, including lectures, problem-based learning, asynchronous discussions, seminars and skills acquisition sessions. Access to virtual learning environments such as Moodle and Safemedicate - a learning package to assist in the development of numeracy skills and medicines management, are integral features of your learning. The programme builds in terms of academic level and professional responsibility as it progresses throughout the three years enabling you to become more self-directed in your learning with an emphasis towards the end of your programme on leadership and development as a registered nurse. YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) In year one you will focus on the fundamental care skills required to practice as a caring, kind, compassionate professional who values and respects the individual needs of the patient, family and carers. MODULES • Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing Practice (40 credits) • Managing Vulnerability in Society (40 credits) • Foundations of Health and Wellbeing (40 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) In year two you will focus on law and ethics, emphasis on the holistic components of acute diverse and long-term mental health conditions, research and evidence-based care. MODULES • Developing the evidence based practitioner (40 credits) • Meeting the needs of Patients and families in acute and chronic illness (40 credits) • Promoting Healthy Behaviours (40 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) In year three you will focus on managing change, empowering service users and family/carers, applied bioscience for complex care and personal and professional development to prepare you for becoming a registered nurse. MODULES • Innovations in Practice (40 credits) • Holistic Co-ordination of Complex Mental Health Nursing Care (40 credits) • Leading & Managing Nursing Care (40 credits) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

You need to achieve a minimum of 2300 hours theoretical and 2300 clinical practice to enable registration as a Mental Health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will be assessed by a variety of methods including: • Practice Assessment and clinical portfolio • Written assignments • Presentations • Examinations

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

**This is a Welsh Government Bursary-commissioned programme.** A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme providing you agree to work in Wales for two years after registration (subject to change).
Mental Health Nursing at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS