This exciting new dual award course is approved against the new Nursing and Midwifery Council Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (May 2018). These standards set out the skills and knowledge you as the next generation of nurses will learn, to enable you to deliver world class care. Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to register with the NMC as a Children’s and Mental Health Nurse. As a 21st century nurse you will learn how to: • Be emotionally intelligent and resilient and manage your personal health and wellbeing. • Provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate, evidence based, and person centred. • Care for people in their own home, in the community or hospital or in any health care settings. • Contribute to the promotion of health, health protection and the prevention of ill health, by empowering people, communities and populations to exercise choice, take control of their own health decisions and behaviours. • Provide leadership in the delivery of care for people of all ages and from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. • Provide nursing care for people who have complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs and for people at the end of their life. • Work across health and social care services and play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams. • Think critically, apply knowledge and skills and provide expert, evidence based nursing care. Why choose the University of West London? • You will benefit from a fantastic range of high-tech, innovative teaching resources, including a fully equipped simulation centre, making your learning fun and engaging. • Our teaching staff are highly committed, passionate, subject specialists, with clinical currency, who will be there to support you during your course. • All our students have a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your course. You'll also have access to the University's mentoring service. • You will be given regular, personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice, helping you to succeed. • We partner with a large number of health and social care organisations giving you access to a wide variety of practice placements. Course Detail This course has been developed with service users, students and our partners in the NHS and the voluntary and independent sectors, ensuring you gain the skills and experience required to secure a job on graduation. You will spend an equal amount of your time in practice placements and in the classroom in University. We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in North West London for Children’s Nursing: • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust • Private and voluntary organisations, including a hospice. We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in North West London for Mental Health Nursing: • West London Mental Health Trust, encompassing Broadmoor Hospital (one of only three high secure hospitals in the country) • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust • Private and voluntary organisations providing mental health services. We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in Berkshire for Children’s Nursing:
- Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Private and voluntary organisations, including hospices
Year One – 120 Academic Credits Level 4 • Personal Health and Wellbeing • Sciences Underpinning Nursing Practice • Understanding Health and Illness • Understanding Nursing Professionalism and Leadership • Foundations of Evidence for Nursing Practice • Nursing Practice Year 1 (Learning Disabilities) Year Two – 120 Academic Credits Level 5 • Personal Effectiveness for Professional Practice • The Science of Nursing Decision Making • The Health Promoting Nurse • Leading and Managing Nursing Care • Evaluating Evidence for Translation into Nursing Practice • Nursing Practice Year 2 (Learning Disabilities) Year Three – 120 Academic Credits Level 6 • Art and Science of Person Centred Care • Introduction to Mental Health across the Lifespan • Leading and Managing Service Integration • Healthcare Research Methods 1 • Healthcare Research Methods 2 • Nursing Practice Year 3 (Learning Disabilities and Mental Health) Year Four – 120 Academic Credits Level 7 • Effective and Creative Mental Healthcare • Meeting Complex Mental Health Needs • Planning and Implementing Service Integration • Preparing for Registration with the NMC • Nursing Practice Year 4 (Mental Health)
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or recognised equivalent) at grade 4/C or above. Must include English language and mathematics.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants for this course are required to attend a values based interview with an academic, clinician and a service user/carer (https://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/code/).
We recommend applicants have: • Some study in the past five years • Experience of working in a health/social care setting (paid/voluntary) Applicants need to ensure they meet, or are working towards meeting the entry criteria at the time of application. One satisfactory reference needs to be provided with the application form.
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Fees and funding
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