This Mental Health Nursing BN Dispersed Learning route programme is available to students domiciled in the Powys region of Wales only. Mental health (MH) student nurses learn about working with people of all ages experiencing a range of mental health issues - addressing not only their mental health needs but also their physical, social and spiritual needs. This exciting new Mental Health Nursing BN programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully graduate as a registered mental health nurse, and you will undertake practice placements in community and hospital settings with our partner organisations within Powys, with experiences in a range of mental health care related areas. MH Nurses work in a variety of settings which are reflected in the placement opportunities which include community and inpatient services such as child and adolescent MH, adult and older adult MH in hospital, rehabilitation, prison and forensic services, therapeutic substance misuse services and nursing homes. Mental health nursing will lead you to an exciting and rewarding, though demanding, career as a mental health nurse. You can experience a very wide range of community- and inpatient-based practice placements as a mental health nursing student, which could include:
- Primary Care
- Child and adolescent mental health services in the community and residential setting
- Mental health hospital care for adults and older people with 24-hour needs
- Multidisciplinary community mental health teams for adults and older people
- Prison and forensic medium secure hospital services with links to the criminal justice service
- Home treatment, rehabilitation and step-down recovery services
- Perinatal mental health services
- Memory services
- Liaison mental health services
- Therapeutic substance misuse, peer support and detoxification services.
- Interprofessional Independent hospitals and nursing homes.
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
This Mental Health Nursing BN Dispersed Learning route programme is available to students domiciled in the Powys region of Wales only. Entry Process for Professional Courses: All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria, please see the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake an enhanced criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. The criminal records check will include an enhanced DBS check for the child and adult workforce including a check of the barred lists. Applicants who have lived or worked outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence. Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level. For further information and advice please contact the School at [email protected] The entry requirements outline the minimum educational requirements. If selected, applicants will be expected to attend an interview. Entry Process for Professional Courses [see note*] PLUS Academic requirements. We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas. Please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications. for further details on accepted qualifications, please see our website. We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at Level 3 or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements. International Applicants: This course is funded by NHS Wales and only students who are domiciled in Powys, Wales are eligible for this degree.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Technical requirements for studying this Dispersed Learning course. • A PC or Mac computer, web cam and headset. Most computers under 5 years old will have sufficient specification. • Access to the Internet a min speed of 2Mbit/sec – note that if others in your household are using your internet connection at the same time you will need faster speeds or sole us of the connection during sessions. • Access to the Chrome web browser (this is free for download for Mac and Windows users) • You will also need a copy of Microsoft Office 365 – Bangor students are entitled to a free copy to use during their studies. This can be downloaded once students have completed registration for their course and have their Bangor IT credentials. • Please note that Chromebooks are not considered suitable for use by students studying on distance/dispersed courses.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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