Many nurses may wish to undertake training for a different part of the nursing register at some point in their career. This course provides a conversion opportunity for those who wish to move from one part of the nursing register to mental health nursing.
2:2 in a Nursing Degree. Applicants need to be a qualified nurse in the UK and have worked as a nurse for at least one year before the start of the course in their initial field of registration.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components.
Successful completion of this 2-year course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing. 95% of our nursing graduates are employed or in further study within 15 months of finishing their studies.
Acceptance onto the course depends on factors such as the initial field of registration, holding a nursing degree qualification and the date of the applicant’s original registration
One in four people will struggle with mental health issues at some point during their life. It is a rapidly expanding area of nursing that needs caring, compassionate and competent professionals
This course will teach you how to deliver high-quality nursing care, to enable, educate, and encourage those experiencing mental health problems to progress towards recovery
Practical experience takes a central role in the course, with 50% of the course spent in practice placements to gain nursing experience in a variety of healthcare environments.
Newly built skills facilities include simulated hospital wards and community home settings, allowing you to learn and practice.
Academic Study Skills
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Psychology
Mathematics in Science
Foundation Year Project
Foundations for Professional Practice and Research
Nursing Theory and Application 1
Applied Health Care Science 1
Communication Skills for Nursing Practice
Developing Skills for Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Nursing Practice and Nursing skills 1
Research for Professional Practice
Improving Safety and Quality of Care
Nursing Theory & Application 2
Applied Health Care Sciences 2
Acute and Long Term Health Challenges
Clinical Pharmacology and Medicines Management
Nursing Practice and Nursing Skills 2
Team Working for Service Improvement
Clinical Leadership and Management
Applied Health Care Sciences 3
Developing a Literature Review
Therapeutic Communications and Interpersonal Skills for Nursing Practice
Caring for People with Complex Health Care Needs
Nursing Practice and Nursing Skills 3
Mental health nurse in an in-patient environment (e.g. acute admissions unit, elderly care, treatment wards, psychiatric intensive care unit or rehabilitation)
Community mental health nurse
Specialist nurse (covering the likes of eating disorders, addictions, forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry or psychological therapist).
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