Northumbria University, Newcastle has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If you are caring and enthusiastic about building positive relationships, mental health nursing will develop your talents to become a highly-skilled and compassionate member of the nursing profession.
This course shares a number of modules with pre-registration nursing degrees, enabling you to gain a solid foundation in patient care before specialising in mental health in your second and third year.
We pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to integrate evidence-based theory into practice. This will ensure you have the confidence to respond imaginatively to the healthcare needs of those using mental health services, whilst providing care to the whole family to facilitate and support recovery.
At our Coach Lane Campus you will benefit from our well- equipped Clinical Skills Centre, providing NHS-standard equipment and resources for simulation and practical skills training.
Our mental health nursing course has a very practical, hands-on element, with 50% of your learning based on practice placements including NHS Trusts, private sector healthcare and specialist providers, enabling you to take your theory into real-life settings.
Upon completion of this course you will obtain Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration as a qualified nurse ensuring you are ‘work ready’.
In line with the principles and values which underpin the NHS constitution, the University expects all students undertaking programmes which lead to registration as a health professional to demonstrate the NHS values.
For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk
Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate
Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
There are no specific subject requirements for this course
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.
You will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. You must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.