Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year at University of Worcester - UCAS

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What makes Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year at the University of Worcester special? This Nursing with Foundation Year course is designed for students who do not have the formal qualification or meet the normal entry requirement for BSc Nursing programme, but who have relevant life experiences and are committed to a career as a Registered Nurse. The Foundation Year aims to provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills to prepare you for successful progression onto the NMC approved Nursing degree course. During the Foundation Year, you will study with students preparing for a range of professional courses, including paramedicine, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. You'll be taught by expert staff and be guided at every step of the way, preparing you for your future career as a Registered Nurse. Our supportive learning environment will allow you to develop the confidence and skills needed for success on your Nursing degree. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress onto our exciting and transformational Mental Health Nursing degree, which has been developed collaboratively with practice partners, service users and students. At its heart is the recognition that nursing is an evolving profession with individuals working as part of today’s interdisciplinary healthcare teams in a wide range of settings. Mental Health Nursing needs compassionate and highly skilled individuals. You will learn from the expertise of experienced mental health academics, clinicians, service users and carers. This innovative course will enable you to think critically about current issues in mental health and will equip you with the specialist skills to provide high quality person-centred mental health care as a future graduate mental health nurse. You will work collaboratively with inter-professional teams, service users and their families, respecting their rights, choices and wishes. Key features

  • Opportunity to start your journey to a career as a Registered Nurse without the usual formal qualifications to study a degree in Nursing
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Year allows progression onto the BSc Nursing programme
  • On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year, you will be eligible to apply for Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Our Mental Health Nursing students gain the knowledge, abilities and skills to provide holistic care across a variety of settings with 50% of the course (years 2-4) embedded in the practice setting
  • Our Skills and Simulation Centre allows you to safely practice nursing interventions in realistic environments, including a replica hospital ward
  • Support throughout your course, including the Foundation Year from a Personal Academic Tutor, who is usually a lecturer on your course and will remain with you throughout your studies
  • Opportunity to complete either a UK or international elective in for example India, Ireland or Tanzania


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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year at University of Worcester - UCAS