You’re caring and a great communicator who wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Our mental health nursing course is designed to give you the professional and academic qualifications you need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and become a mental health nurse. Course Overview On the BSc Mental Health Nursing degree, you will spend your time divided between practice-based placements and academic learning. Working alongside highly experienced professionals, you will develop your skills and confidence in supporting people with mental health conditions. Placements will be across the sector including inpatient, community, private and voluntary sector provision. In your second year, you will have the opportunity to arrange an enrichment placement that could involve national or international work. Our academic staff have extensive professional expertise that they will share with you to help develop your knowledge and understanding of mental health nursing at university. You will develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Your learning will include the use of clinical labs, mock hospital wards, guest speakers, workshops and simulation - all of which will be supported by a wide variety of online learning opportunities, including our innovative virtual learning environment. On this course you will
- Work alongside individuals experiencing mental illness, long-term conditions, and significant psychological wellbeing concerns, providing time and support to help them recover.
- Use high-quality simulation facilities alongside your practice experience and academic lectures.
- Undertake placements in a wide variety of settings, covering Child, Adult and Older Persons Nursing, within both inner-city and rural locations.
- Learn from experienced practitioners with clinical experience in a wide range of clinical backgrounds and academic interests.
- Achieve a professional qualification as a registered nurse, alongside a varied experience of practice areas with which you can consider your future career options.
- Applied Biological Sciences for Health
- Professional Practice and Accountability
- Developing Evidence Based Practice
- Introduction to Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Part 1a Practice Assessment
- Concepts of Health and Social Policy
- Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
- Part 1 Practice Assessment
- Pharmacology and Medicine Therapeutics
- Living with Long Term Conditions Across the Lifespan
- Learning from the Lived Experience
- Communication and Relationship Management in a Therapeutic Context
- Part 2a Practice Assessment
- Contemporary and Complimentary Approaches to Mental Health
- Developing Mental Health Nursing Skills
- Part 2 Practice Assessment
- Clinical Decision Making and Complex Care
- Contemporary Issues and Change Management in Professional Practice
- Public Health
- Part 3a Practice Assessment
- Leading and Managing Health and Social Care
- The Art of Mental Health Nursing
- Part 3 Practice Assessment
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, Adult Literacy level 2 and Adult Numeracy level 2 are also accepted.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|