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    Which is better for Mental Health Nursing?
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    Hey S.Jama,

    Thanks for considering Hertfordshire for your course!

    I can't speak for DMU. But, Hertfordshire has a great team of lecturers in the subject who work with GP's, Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Occupational Therapists, to provide a great grounding for a career in Mental Health Nursing.

    Also, the facilities at the University are modern and of a good standard. Both campus's have new accommodation and good sports/social facilities.

    The final thing worth mentioning is a whopping 100% of our Mental Health Nursing graduates went on to get work or continue their studies six months after finishing their course.

    Here is a quick link to the course specifics:

    http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/mental-health-nursing

    I hope this helps and if you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch.

    David
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    Hey there S.Jama,

    We're so glad you're thinking about a career in Mental Health Nursing! It's such a diverse and rewarding career that specialises across the health and social care sector.

    Our course aims to equip you with practical and interpersonal skills, theoretical knowledge and values that are essential in delivering high quality, evidence based mental health care throughout your future career. Also, a 100% of our graduates continue studying or are in work within six months of studying.

    We're so committed to helping our students get the most out of their time with ourselves that we've invested £12 million in our facilities to help students develop their practical and theoretical experience beyond any classroom.

    We've purpose built clinical skills areas that allow our students to put their theory into practice and with the support and guidance of our staff, they will ensure to support you in developing your skills as a Mental Health Nurse. You can learn more about our first-class facilities here.

    Our course is divided into 50% learning on campus and 50% based in clinical practice. Placements are usually organised into blocks of a minimum of four week duration and are based in a wide variety of acute and community health environments, as well as social care settings (which could include caring for individuals in their own homes) across a variety of different shift patterns.

    You will benefit from placements across Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northampton’s hospitals and community placements. With exciting opportunities for placements with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire hospitals and community services that have developed which students based in a nearby area can benefit from.

    In your placement, you’ll work alongside a mentor and learn through practical application. We also offer UK and international elective placement opportunities that become available for those in their second year.

    Our course qualification also enables students to practice anywhere in the UK, EU and countries such as Canada, USA, and Australasia (local registration being required). Students can also further their students through postgraduate study which includes masters and learning beyond registration modules and professional doctorates.

    If you'd also like to find more information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery, you can check our video out here.

    You can also watch our student vloggers here which should give you an idea about why our student's love studying with us, as well as find out more reasons about why we were ranked Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework such as the support we offer students throughout their time here; which personally, I found invaluable as the lecturers and my personal tutor helped support me and talk to me on a one-to-one level and offered support which I benefited immensely from. An example of this would be, DMU helped test me for Dyslexia and put steps in place to ensure I had academic support when doing coursework and exams (so I had a Dyslexia lady I saw once a week to go over my coursework with me and extra time and a reader during exams). However, that's the tip of the iceberg when it comes to support as students have personal tutors and a range of staff within Student Gateway and their faculty advice centre's to support them.

    As a graduate from DMU, I found my time went by so quickly here but I enjoyed every moment of it. I found that I was part of a big community where everyone knew different people from different courses and we all banded together on things that mattered to us, whether that be our student union elections, to vigils for terrorist attacks to our recent The Gandhi Global Family Peace Festival.

    We care about our local community with the Square Mile initiative as well as our global community in India; we're also continuing to open up opportunities for students to go abroad with their course and get experiences that will not only be amazing personally but help students professionally too (through #DMUGlobal).

    It wasn't just this community atmosphere and the exciting opportunities that made me enjoy my time here though. I enjoyed my course because the staff and lecturers enjoyed what they were teaching and I think that passion helped keep me interested and passionate about my career in Media. I was genuinely excited to go to lectures and find out more information. I feel you enjoy the course more when you're being taught by like minded individuals.

    I could go on with so much more information about DMU and about the course, but if you've any further questions, feel free to get in touch with us here, and on [email protected] as we'll be happy to talk more about the course and our university as well as answer any questions you might have.

    Take care,

    Emi
 
 
 
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