Overview Studying Mental Health Nursing at UEA prepares you for a career that can be as varied or specialist as you choose. Working with people of every age, from childhood to older age, it could see you caring for people recovering from acute illness or living with a disability, as well working alongside and supporting people to stay mentally and physically well. Our innovative, accelerated course is ideal if you already have a degree and are looking for a fast-track into the nursing profession. Exposing you to theory and practice, our Master’s programme will build on your prior life experience, graduate attributes and enable you to qualify as a Mental Health nurse in just two years. You’ll explore all aspects of nursing, gain experience working with people receiving nursing care in a variety of settings while working alongside other health and social care professionals. About This Course With the NHS Constitution at its core, our MSc Mental Health Nursing programme will offer you the excitement and challenge to achieve your very best and provide you with the rigorous training you need to become a dynamic nurse. Our Master’s course has been designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree and who demonstrate the personal attributes and commitment needed to pursue a career caring for others. Your time with us will help you develop into a nurse who’s not only committed, but who is also able to deliver the highest quality of person-centred care. Informed by the four pillars of Advanced Practice you will be exposed to theoretical and practice-based learning addressing themes of Clinical Practice, Research, Education and Leadership ensuring you are equipped to pursue a variety of exciting career opportunities at the point of qualification. The course entails learning in the University setting, independent online learning, self-directed study, simulated practice and placements in a variety of health and social care settings. The course will help you develop high standards of patient centred care, as well as clinical nursing, education, leadership and research skills. This will enable you to excel in the way you work with service users, their families and carers – and maximising your contribution to the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Throughout the course, you will undertake professionally-supervised placements in a wide variety of care settings. Working closely with service users, placements provide a fantastic opportunity to apply and develop your knowledge and skills in a clinical environment. Placements will also enable you to appreciate the importance of research, education and leadership in providing quality care. Placement opportunities will be provided across the two years of the programme. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
This course is designed for graduates with a degree in another discipline who are looking for a route into nursing. The programme structure is 50% theory and 50% practice to ensure you are appropriately prepared for the role of a registered adult nurse. You will experience placements in a variety of settings under the supervision of a professional, where you will be able to use and develop your skills and knowledge in a clinical environment, while working closely with adult patients, clients and their families.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
A 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent required. Following interview, successful candidates will be required to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) online portfolio set against defined NMC outcomes (NMC, 2018), which, on confirmation of achievement, candidates will be eligible to commence the MSc accelerated programme in 2 years. You must also have met our minimum GCSE requirement for Maths and English at Grade 4 / C or above. If you already are a nurse this course is not suitable and you may wish to consider our other professional nursing courses delivered at Degree and Master’s level. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£18500||Whole course|
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