Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your nursing degree. The nursing degree is accredited with the NMC. Make a unique contribution to the health and wellbeing of those experiencing, or at risk of developing mental health problems on this pre-registration nursing course. This is a dynamic, interactive, professional course which places the needs of service patients and their families, and Mental Health Nursing practice, at its centre. Our team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous mental health nurses, who are able to meet current and future healthcare demands. As a nurse for the future, the Nursing and Midwifery Council expect you to provide care for people from all fields of nursing, so we will enhance your knowledge and skills in relation to caring for adults, children and those with learning disabilities. Practical learning in our state-of-the-art skills labs, supported by key theoretical knowledge, will prepare you for hospital placements during your course, ensuring you gain real, hands-on experience. The course is delivered by experienced mental health nurses with teaching and research expertise, experience in all four fields of nursing and clinical areas and services including child and adolescent mental health, forensic and secure, acute and crisis care, substance misuse, personality disorder and community care. The team work closely with providers, ensuring that the course remains contemporary.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Assessments include written assessments such as essays and a written exam; oral assessments such as presentations; and one-to-one oral examinations and practical assessments, including skills assessments and the ongoing practice assessment record.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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- University Centre Warrington
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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