Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course has September and January intakes.
Summary: One in four of the UK population experiences a mental health problem at some point in their lives. This is not restricted by age, cultural, occupational or income groups. This mental health nursing degree course enables you to develop the values, knowledge and skills to work effectively with individuals experiencing a variety of mental health problems whilst supporting their families and carers.
Course details: The skills and knowledge you develop range from fundamental therapeutic communication to specific interventions used with individuals who have problems such as depression and severe mental illness. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in diverse settings, and develop a leadership role within the health and social care team. To be a nurse and to share people’s healthcare experiences, in sometimes very difficult and emotional times, is a privilege. The public place high expectations and levels of trust on nurses, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. Therefore to work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.
After the course: On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Mental Health Nursing). A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.
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50% of the learning time is spent engaging in University or self-managed learning activities (theory) and 50% of the time is spent within placement allocations (practice).
The teaching week during theory/study blocks is Monday to Friday and may involve some evening sessions. During practice allocations you are required to complete the shift patterns allocated to you by your mentor or supervisor. These will include early starts (for example a shift may start at 7.00am and finish at 8.00pm), night duty and weekend shifts.
The structure and sequencing of University and placement-based learning means that holidays are fixed - it is not possible to take holidays outside of the set dates.
Assessments are varied and reflect module outcomes. They include written assignments, examinations, case studies and presentations. You are also assessed in practice through a portfolio of evidence each year.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points|
|A level||Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points required from two or three A levels or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points; Grade MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma including a minimum of 27 level 3 credits at merit with a minimum of 77 points. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent level 2 modules required.|
|Scottish Higher||Minimum of 111 UCAS tariff points required from 4 or 5 Highers. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (standard grade 1 or 2, or Intermediate grade C or above).|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Irish highers/honours subjects|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points required from Advanced Highers only, in no more than three subjects. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (or standard grade 1 or 2, or intermediate grade C or above).|
96-112 UCAS tariff points from 2 or 3 A levels or equivalent. Plus GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Successful interview, completed work based risk assessment, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and supporting references required. Must demonstrate evidence of study within the last 5 years.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)