One in four people will, at some time in their life, need help for mental health issues. Our students develop their ability to deliver value based and person centred nursing care using a humanising care approach that respects equality, diversity and dignity. You will graduate as a compassionate, accountable and safe practitioner able to think critically and deliver high quality holistic care that is safe, effective and evidence based.
One of the primary roles of a mental health nurse is to enable and educate, encouraging those experiencing mental health issues to progress towards recovery. The course prepares students to work in a variety of mental health settings with a diverse range of people. You will gain experience within inter-professional practice and develop skills in mental health nursing across the lifespan.
Applicants will normally have a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent international degree level qualification
Year 1 / Level C – Level I
Identifying knowledge for nursing practice (20 – level C)
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Humanised care in Later Life (20 – level C)
Anatomy & Physiology during the lifespan (20 – level C)
Fundamental Communication Skills (20 – level C)
Origins & Expressions of Mental Health & Well Being (20 – level C)
Becoming a professional (20 – level I)
Year 2 / Level I – Level M
Developing knowledge for practice (20 - Level I)
Communication & therapeutic approaches in mental health (20 - Level I)
Physical care in mental health settings (20 – Level I)
Cultural competence in mental health nursing (20 - Level M)
Acute mental health –crisis, wellbeing & recovery (20 - Level M)
Principles of Enquiry and evidence based practice in health and social care (20 - Level M)
Year 3 / Level H – Level M
Evaluating knowledge for practice (20 - Level H)
Service Improvement Project (20 - Level H)
Mental health nursing in specific settings (20 - Level H)
Advanced Principles of Enquiry (20 - Level M)
The context of mental health communication, leadership & management (20 - Level M)
Supporting recovery journeys (20 - Level M)
Graduates may wish to work as a registered nurse within the NHS or Primary Care Trusts, or within the private sector.
Career progression may lead to:
Nurse in In-Patient Environment: Acute Admissions Unit, Elderly Care, Rehabilitation
Community Health Nurse
Specialist Nurse: Eating Disorders, Addictions, Forensic Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychological Therapist.
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