Nursing (Mental Health) at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

Are you a qualified adult, children’s or learning disability nurse? Do you have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council? Want to prepare for an additional professional role in mental health nursing? As health service delivery becomes more integrated, this PGDip in mental health nursing meets the demand for highly employable nurses who can work with complex morbidities across the lifespan – and within different settings. Joining us, you’ll learn how to deliver care to adults and children with a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, psychosis and personality disorder. Each person will need individually-tailored education, treatment and guidance to manage their symptoms. Up for the challenge? Once you graduate you’ll be eligible to register as a qualified mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). What you'll study This programme adheres closely to the six core values of the NHS. These values, enshrined within the NHS Constitution, have been developed by patients, the public and staff to inspire passion in the NHS, guide it in the 21st century, and provide common ground for cooperation in achieving shared aspirations. In this PGDip in mental health nursing you’ll learn the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to align with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s standards of proficiency. Gain all the skills needed for a second field of nursing while consolidating your existing knowledge and skills. As well as a big focus on leadership and management, we’ll cover medication, pharmacology, consent, safeguarding and law. Armed with all of this knowledge, you’ll experience a smooth transition to professional practice in your chosen additional field. How you'll study Seminars, lectures, work-based learning, tutorials and technology enhanced learning will be used to deliver this programme. While the majority of classes will take place at Edge Hill University, some learning may involve studying at sites other than Ormskirk in which case you will be responsible for travel and parking costs. You will develop confidence in mental health nursing through a combination of simulated education and extensive time in practice undertaken in hospitals and community settings within the NHS, local authorities, and independent and voluntary organisations. Practice settings will be drawn from our network of more than 600 placement locations across Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire. You will be supported by a practice placement assessor and supervisor. Placements will include weekend, early morning, evening and night work to ensure access to a full range of practice experiences across 24-hour care. You will be responsible for travel and parking costs while on placement. There is also an opportunity to undertake a practice learning experience outside the region, within the United Kingdom or internationally.


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Assessment method

You will be assessed by a written assessment, oral assessment, a simulated practical assessment and an examination. While on practice placement, you will be supported in the development of the application of knowledge and skills, leading to the assessment of related proficiencies.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

You must have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse and provide evidence of having worked as a registrant in your intended second field. You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). Health-related subjects are preferred but not essential. Other subjects will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants without a degree may be considered based on practice experience, subject to demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline, including an in-depth awareness of current issues. Skills in critical analysis and evaluation, as well as the ability to learn in a flexible, independent manner, are essential.

Fees and funding

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Nursing (Mental Health) at Edge Hill University - UCAS