Nursing (Mental Health) at University of Winchester - UCAS

University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Nursing (Mental Health)

Course summary

  • Make a difference to people’s lives and learn how to optimise their care in a safe and stimulating environment
  • Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers and gain real insights from experienced and registered professionals
  • Bring your learning to life through practice placements with partner organisations under the supervision of experienced nurses
  • Develop excellent communication skills, clinical knowledge and leadership skills to prepare you for your future professional life
  • Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
If you are a caring and compassionate individual, our BN (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) degree will help you become a skilled and highly sought-after graduate nurse, specialising in caring for people of all ages with mental health needs. Placing the needs of patients and carers, students and mental health nursing practice at its centre, this is a dynamic and interactive professional course. We will support you to realise your potential to become a compassionate, competent and autonomous nurse who is able to deliver and lead mental health nursing care within an ever-changing health and social care environment. The course enables you to develop and display the values required in modern healthcare: working together with patients; respect and dignity; commitment to quality of care; compassion and improving lives. It also addresses contemporary challenges such as the ageing population, increasingly prevalent long-term health conditions and public health. Drawing on the most up-to-date research and evidence, you are supported to develop not only your nursing skills but also the graduate attributes required to succeed in the modern workplace. Your time is split equally between learning theory on campus and applying your knowledge during placements alongside experienced professionals. You study a range of academic core modules and field modules based on theory and practice experiences. As you progress through the course, programme content becomes increasingly complex as your knowledge grows. In Year 1, you will focus on, the foundations of nursing knowledge and practice, exploring your own beliefs, values and resilience within the professional practice context communication skills, professionalism and accountability, and health and wellbeing promotion. Building on the foundations of year 1, in year 2 you will develop knowledge and skills with a greater focus on your chosen field of nursing, enhancing your understanding of research and its application to practice and developing the personal leadership qualities to work effectively within multidisciplinary teams. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a self-managed practice learning experience in the UK or across the world. The final year focuses on your transition from student nurse to registrant, enhancing the knowledge and skills within your chosen field, how you will lead in improving the safety and quality of care and your role in the supervision of student nurses in the future. In total the programme is a minimum of 4600 hours long, divided equally between practice and campus-based learning activity and meeting the NMC Future Nurse Standards (2018). As part of the University of Winchester’s commitment to sustainability, each module contains learning that addresses one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B760
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants to this course are expected to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to beginning the course at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted. Please note, the cost of the check is covered by the applicant. If you have already have a DBS check and are signed up to the Update Service we will ask you to provide the original DBS certificate after an offer has been accepted. If you have lived or travelled abroad in the past five years, we will also need you to apply for an Overseas Criminal Records check for each country in which you have spent six months or more.

Health checks

Applicants to this course will undergo an occupational health assessment to ensure that they are fit to practice. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted.

Interview

Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about the format of the interview on receipt of your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7An overall score of 7.0, including a minimum of 7.0 in writing, reading, listening and speaking is required.

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Applicants to this course are expected to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to beginning the course at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted. Please note, the cost of the check is covered by the applicant (currently £38). For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Nursing (Mental Health) at University of Winchester - UCAS