Mental Health Nursing (January) at Birmingham City University - UCAS

Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Nursing – Mental Health degree will provide you with the clinical skills and experience needed to be a professional practitioner. You will spend time on placement in different clinical mental health settings within the Birmingham and Solihull area, as well as learning from our experts at the University. This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and you will be able to apply for Registered Nurse Status after completion. Our aim is to develop you into a graduate nurse who is able to work flexibly across a range of settings and meet the health needs of the whole person throughout their lifespan. We will work with you on your development to help you become a skilled, knowledgeable, emotionally intelligent nurse, able to lead and co-ordinate compassionate, evidence-based, person- and family-centred care while working as an integral member of interdisciplinary teams. The university-based elements of the first two years of your course are integrated, with all fields of nursing working together. In your final year, the theory you learn will be specific to mental health nursing. You will study five modules each year. In year one, you will complete a year-long practice module which will prepare and support you to develop your confidence and competence in practice as you work towards independently leading and co-ordinating care. In your first year, you will gain theoretical and practice knowledge to develop a range of key skills. This will include: exploring the evidence that underpins person- and family-centred care; professional values; self-leadership; and the role of the registered nurse. Second year modules will further enhance your first-year learning and explore evidence-based complex care incorporating a wide range of research, skills, team leadership and principles of co-ordinating care. During your third year you will continue build on your previous learning and develop proficiency in mental health nursing. The modules you study will develop you as a leader who uses research-informed critical thinking to co-ordinate care, supervise other health professionals and gain confidence in the safe management of medication. You will also have access to personal tuition throughout the course which will enrich your learning experiences and will enable to reflect meaningfully on your practice and the development of your individual field identity. Your practice placements will be specific to your field, mental health nursing, throughout the three years. To help you become a more rounded nurse, you will also have opportunities to learn across the four fields of nursing. Your placement learning experiences may be within community, hospital or home environment settings and at a location anywhere within the West Midlands and potentially into neighbouring counties. While on placement you will be supported, supervised and assessed by practice and academic staff to develop your knowledge and skills. We are committed to providing excellent, innovative, learning, teaching and assessment experiences through the use of technology, which we use to enhance your learning, through lectures, seminars, skills simulation and virtual learning. Engaging with practice partners and service users is also integral to our approach. Our BSc (Hons) Nursing course has been designed to comply with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards (2018) meaning that successful completion of this course makes you eligible to apply and be entered onto the NMC register in one of the four fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities or Mental Health.

Assessment method

Interview/Audition Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B760
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Welsh Baccalaureate: 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Required subjects: Either this qualification or an accompanying A Level / level 3 equivalent must be in a Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics). OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications: 120 UCAS tariff points. Extended Diploma - accepted subjects: Health and Social Care or Applied Science. Diploma - accepted subjects: Either this qualification or the accompanying A Level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics). NCFE CACHE Level 3 qualifications: 120 UCAS tariff points. Accepted subjects: Childcare and Education; Children's Care, Learning and Development; Children and Young People's Workforce; Health and Social Care; Early Years Education and Care. WJEC Level 3 qualifications: 120 UCAS tariff points. Required subjects: Either this qualification or an accompanying A Level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Health and Social Care, Psychology, Social Science or Science subject (e.g Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics). - Successful candidates will be required to obtain a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and registration with the Independent Safeguarding Authority prior to enrolling on this course. - Qualifications, personal statement, and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course. - Applicants must demonstrate evidence of literacy, numeracy, and IT skills in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements. - Applicants must normally have evidence of formal study within the last five years. However, we are sometimes able to waive this requirement if a candidate has a significant amount of professional experience in a relevant field, for example healthcare, social care, or education. - You must provide evidence of having been in general education for a minimum of ten years. "I really want to become a nurse but do not meet your entry requirements. What advice can you give me?" All applicants must meet our academic entry requirements in order to be considered for the course. If you do not have sufficient level 3 qualifications, you could consider taking an Access to Higher Education Diploma qualification in a relevant subject such as Nursing, Midwifery or Health. You can search for Access course providers via www.accesstohe.ac.uk/course-search. Maths and English language GCSE qualifications need to have been achieved at grade C/4 or above. In terms of acceptable equivalents to GCSEs, if you are taking an Access course we can consider Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English. If you are applying to enter year 2 or year 3 of this course, we require a reference from your previous institution before enrolment.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Applicants are required to undertake a face-to-face engagement, normally in the format of an interview. Interviews are currently taking place via Microsoft Teams.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5overall with no less than 6.0 in each band.

If you do not meet the required IELTS score, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English courses. Please note that you must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to study on the pre-sessional English course.


Student Outcomes

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80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16085 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16085 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mental Health Nursing (January) at Birmingham City University - UCAS