Mental health nurses provide care for people experiencing mental health problems, working in the community, specialist hospitals or health centres. You will learn about how to support people during the most acute phases of their distress, how to work with people who have issues around substance misuse or offending behaviour and how to help those with ongoing mental health problems. When attending the University you will be welcomed into a relaxed and friendly environment in which to learn. A wealth of facilities are available to you including formal teaching, group and one-to-one sessions; all provided within a comfortable and enriching learning space. 50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector which includes prison placements, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors. In the third year, you may have the opportunity to go on an international placement to experience care outside of the UK. On successful completion of this course, you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A blended learning approach will provide the foundation to the teaching and learning strategy by way of seminars, masterclasses, action learning, guided independent study, simulation and workshops. Theoretical learning will be complemented by field of practice and level specific seminar group facilitation, discussion, dissemination and formative feedback. The course has an equal split between time spent in theory and time spent in practice. Year 1: Transdisciplinary Science, Voices and Choices, Foundations of Integrated Nursing Practice Year 2: Mental Health Field Specific Care Needs, Evidence-based Interventional Nursing, Fundamentals of Integrated Nursing Practice Year 3: Being an Autonomous Mental Health Practitioner, Being an Inspiring Mental Health Practitioner, Leading and Empowering in Integrated Nursing Practice
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
It is preferred that applicants already hold grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language/Literature and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification, prior to making their application. Applicants who are in the process of completing their GCSE English Language and Mathematics or level 2 equivalents may also be considered. For entry in the 2024 cohort onwards, applicants will be required to have level 2 qualifications in place at the time of application.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
IELTS: Overall score of 7 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and a minimum of 6.5 in writing.
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Fees and funding
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