Mental Health Nursing at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS

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Course summary

This demanding course is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated graduates, looking to rapidly advance their career within the nursing profession. With a person-centred approach, you will develop clinical and leadership skills to provide the best possible patient care for adults demonstrating the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide safe and effective nursing care Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practise as a registered mental health nurse in a range of diverse health and social care settings. As a student, the experience you gain will allow you to pursue a range of pathways, with exposure to patients from other areas including mental health and learning disability nursing. Nursing is a demanding profession which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently, and contribute to care as part of a team. This course has been closely developed with local trust partners to reflect the increasing and rapidly changing requirements in patient care provision. Opportunities within nursing are vast: working clinically, becoming a manager, working in a research environment, working abroad and in education. The course is split 50% in a clinical practice environment and 50% in the academic setting of the University. As well as graduating with a master’s degree, upon successful completion you will be able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and practice as a registered nurse in the field of Mental Health nursing.

Entry requirements

All candidates must hold an Honours degree (Bachelor) at 2:2 or above. Your degree should be in a health related subject (or other subjects where your degree has transferable skills that support you in becoming a nurse). Degrees in biological sciences, social sciences, psychology, behavioural sciences, and health studies are particularly relevant. Candidates must have GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English. Applicants who are not from the UK are required to have an English Language Qualification IELTS level score of 7 or above. Post graduate applicants will have to demonstrate a minimum of 770hrs experience (paid or unpaid) in a health care setting in order to establish caring attributes, commitment and resilience for a career in nursing. This will be mapped against the progression point 1 criteria stipulated by the NMC (2010); Applicants must demonstrate competence through completing a reflective portfolio in order to meet the NMC requirements for a shortened course and fulfil the NMC requirements of accreditation of prior learning. All offers are subject to a successful values based interview, satisfactory occupational health report and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate. You will be expected to meet the costs associated with the DBS clearance process. The NMC do not prevent overseas students from applying for a nursing and midwifery courses if they are self-funding. However the students will need to fully meet our entry requirements and also the NMC requirements (Standards for pre-registration nursing), which includes the IELTS requirement for nurses of 7.0, IELTS applies to EU and Non EU. Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).

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Mental Health Nursing at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS