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    Hi, I was just wondering if someone undertaking a degree in mental health nursing could tell me about how it pans out throughout the years. Is it similar to a midwifery degree in that it is continuous and doesn't work alongside a normal academic year? Are there many placements? How often are they? When at uni how many hours are you there?

    I have a family and am really keen to progress down this route but I'm cautious about disturbing my family too much
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    (Original post by Nataliebennett)
    Hi, I was just wondering if someone undertaking a degree in mental health nursing could tell me about how it pans out throughout the years. Is it similar to a midwifery degree in that it is continuous and doesn't work alongside a normal academic year? Are there many placements? How often are they? When at uni how many hours are you there?

    I have a family and am really keen to progress down this route but I'm cautious about disturbing my family too much
    Yes, that's right. Normally you will get around 7/8 weeks of holiday time per year, plus some study time off before exams and assignments.

    Your time will be spent 50:50 in uni and on placement. You will do 2300 hours (minimum) of placement and 2300 of theory, although some of this is self-directed learning.

    How universities organise the placements can vary. Some will have a 'base' placement which you keep returning to. Others will have different placements each time. You can expect to have a few adult branch placements too. Bear in mind that the course structure often changes each year so information given by current students at a particular uni may not apply to you when you start.
 
 
 
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