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Just wanted to know what unis are good for mental health nursing?
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The Nursing & Midwifery Council sets education standards for all NMC-accredited nursing degrees, and although the universities set their own curricula, they must be in line with NMC standards... so regardless of what uni you go to, the content itself is pretty standardised.
It's the way that the content is taught that varies a lot between uni's... so I guess it really comes down to how you learn best & if each uni delivers much content in the same way. Speaking with uni's to see how much of your theory hours is spent in lectures, how much is in small-group tutorials etc might help you get a better idea.

Think about what sort of environment you're looking for as well - do you want to be in a big city, or a smaller city, or by the seaside? Close to home or move away? Big campus or small one? With Nursing, the reputation of the uni itself doesn't necessarily matter all too much (what matters more are the experiences you get & your NMC registration)... but choosing the right campus can make all the difference in allowing you to enjoy the course

If you're looking for specific names though, I've heard good things about MH Nursing at King's, LSBU, Edge Hill, Birmingham City, and Cumbria's campus in Lancaster (which is where i've gone)
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The Nursing & Midwifery Council sets education standards for all NMC-accredited nursing degrees, and although the universities set their own curricula, they must be in line with NMC standards... so regardless of what uni you go to, the content itself is pretty standardised.
It's the way that the content is taught that varies a lot between uni's... so I guess it really comes down to how you learn best & if each uni delivers much content in the same way. Speaking with uni's to see how much of your theory hours is spent in lectures, how much is in small-group tutorials etc might help you get a better idea.

Think about what sort of environment you're looking for as well - do you want to be in a big city, or a smaller city, or by the seaside? Close to home or move away? Big campus or small one? With Nursing, the reputation of the uni itself doesn't necessarily matter all too much (what matters more are the experiences you get & your NMC registration)... but choosing the right campus can make all the difference in allowing you to enjoy the course

If you're looking for specific names though, I've heard good things about MH Nursing at King's, LSBU, Edge Hill, Birmingham City, and Cumbria's campus in Lancaster (which is where i've gone)
Thank you so much for your help. I'm not extremely passionate or set on the fact I want to do mental health nursing but in regards to social life and free time, do you think you get any less of it compared to students on other courses? In order to enjoy the whole Uni experience, I hope to be able to socialise and have free time so it is quite important for me.
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Thank you so much for your help. I'm not extremely passionate or set on the fact I want to do mental health nursing but in regards to social life and free time, do you think you get any less of it compared to students on other courses? In order to enjoy the whole Uni experience, I hope to be able to socialise and have free time so it is quite important for me.
I mean, it's a pretty intense course and your free time is probably going to look a bit different than some other students' (especially because 50% of your course is spent on placement where you may be working shifts) but the course isn't all-consuming and you'll still have time to see friends, family and have some downtime & you'll definitely be encouraged to do so for your own mental health.

But yeah like I say, free time will look a bit different (Nursing is a professional course so its structure is different). Expect that on some occasions, your mates will make plans and you'll have to say 'eeehh i can't' because you have placement at 7am the next day or you have an assignment due or something.
But it's mainly just a matter of time management, if you manage your time well there's no reason why you can't have a decent social life.
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I mean, it's a pretty intense course and your free time is probably going to look a bit different than some other students' (especially because 50% of your course is spent on placement where you may be working shifts) but the course isn't all-consuming and you'll still have time to see friends, family and have some downtime & you'll definitely be encouraged to do so for your own mental health.

But yeah like I say, free time will look a bit different (Nursing is a professional course so its structure is different). Expect that on some occasions, your mates will make plans and you'll have to say 'eeehh i can't' because you have placement at 7am the next day or you have an assignment due or something.
But it's mainly just a matter of time management, if you manage your time well there's no reason why you can't have a decent social life.
I mean I am still in year 12 so I have time to think about it but do you think I should still go ahead and do it at university if I'm not 100% set on it. I wanted to do psychology but there are not many careers it can lead me to.
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Just wanted to know what unis are good for mental health nursing?
Hi momina.u thanks for the post!

There are a number of Universities in London who are excellent for Nursing. As moosec mentioned it is extremely important to also think about the environment you are looking for along with a number of other key factors.

If you wish to discuss further please do contact us on 0800 923 8888 or email us on [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

LSBU Team
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I mean I am still in year 12 so I have time to think about it but do you think I should still go ahead and do it at university if I'm not 100% set on it. I wanted to do psychology but there are not many careers it can lead me to.
Take the time to look into what the course entails, what your career might look like afterwards etc before committing. Go to open days, look at the sorts of things you'll actually be covering in your modules etc... if after that you're still not 100% set on it, then there's not much point in doing it... not only is it 3 years of content and a possible career you might not enjoy, but it's also £9,250 a year for a course you were never happy with in the first place lol.
Psychology and mental health nursing are very different.
Psychology as a course covers a lot more than just mental health so you'd have to be interested in psychology as a whole, it's a lot of statistics and research and career options directly related to psychology are very limited at undergraduate level. (employers outside of the psychology field might love you as an undergrad degree in psychology shows you can do formulas n stuff lol) but yes, it's a looong road to become a chartered psychologist as you need to have postgrad (masters & doctorate level) study. heres some info on clinical psychology (there are other specialisms though!) https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-adv...b-descriptions
Mental Health Nurses plan support and provide support for individuals with a large variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, substance addiction etc. info on MH nursing: https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-adv...ob-description
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