Mental Health Nursing (Pre-Registration) at University of Chichester - UCAS

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Become a Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered Mental Health Nurse Our accelerated, blended learning Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (Pre-Registration) course develops you into a resilient, focused, and compassionate professional ready for the ever-changing and dynamic healthcare sector. We offer small cohorts in a community and welcome graduates from any subject who can demonstrate the required level of professional experience within the healthcare sector and who are looking to develop skills, knowledge, and professionalism to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Develop your person-centred approach You will learn how to care for people experiencing the wide spectrum of mental illness in dynamic health care settings. You will be supported in becoming a caring and compassionate mental health professional who delivers skilled, evidence-based care working in a shared decision-making partnership with people with a mental illness and their families. Blend interactive teaching sessions with online study Our approach allows for flexibility in learning. It combines immersive, interactive learning sessions using our brand-new on-campus facilities with virtual online learning with your tutors. You will be required to attend campus 1-2 days a week during the academic blocks. In addition, guided and independent online study will further develop your knowledge and understanding, this includes (from academic block 2) a weekly placement experience day to develop your understanding of wider healthcare delivery. *Experiential learning through cutting-edge technology * Our brand-new facilities offer innovative teaching methods that provide immersive learning experiences and simulation-based learning, allowing you to engage with scenario-based activity using robotic manikins, virtual reality, and actors to reflect real situations. Head of School of Nursing and Allied Health Dr Nita Muir has published international research in virtual simulation learning and Senior Lecturer James Wilson is a National Teaching Fellow with expertise in Forum theatre.


Entry requirements

Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2) GCSE Grade C/4 or higher in English language, mathematics, and science (Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 Pass are accepted equivalents) In addition to the above criteria, you will also need to: Provide evidence of a minimum of seven weeks (265.5 hours) work experience in a professional caring role within the previous three years that is verified by either an NMC Registered Nurse or Care Manager and an employment contract Have the required level of digital and technological literacy or demonstrate potential to meet programme outcomes Provide validated evidence of study within the last five years Complete a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claim prior to entry Attend a values-based interview Complete a satisfactory occupational health assessment Complete an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Obtain relevant immunisations You may be required to pay for some outstanding immunisations.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7No element below 6.5

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Mental Health Nursing (Pre-Registration) at University of Chichester - UCAS