Mental Health Nursing (with professional registration) Postgraduate Diploma. Enfermería de Salud Mental
Full-time - 2 years
This course is not in clearing, places are filled for September 2013. You are able to apply for this course to start September 2014.
This course, accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), provides an accelerated route to becoming a registered nurse, undertaken in two years full time study at post-graduate level, and is aimed at degree holders with appropriate experience.
Mental health nursing is a constantly evolving field, with as many as one in four people believed to experience some mental health condition each year. The Mental Health Nursing programme at LSBU is designed to equip you with the skills and competencies to meet the challenges of providing effective mental health care.
Throughout the course you will gain practice experience in a wide range of in-patient and community settings, reflecting the diversity of mental health specialisms. This could include acute psychiatry, child and adolescent mental health, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, addictions and rehabilitation.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
You will be taught separately from the three-year undergraduate students and will study the following:
•Applied biological and pharmacological sciences for nursing
•Frameworks and concepts for mental health nursing
•Public health and well-being
•Best practice in mental health nursing
•Working with complex presentations
•Politics and leadership
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.