Open up a varied and rewarding career for yourself in mental health nursing. One-quarter of the population will experience a mental health problem at some point. As a specialist nurse, your skills and support will make a real difference in many peopleâs lives.
Mental health nursing is a challenging but rewarding field. As a qualified nurse you will identify peopleâs needs before planning and providing care. Youâll work with your clients, encouraging them to believe that recovery from mental health problems is possible. We are dedicated to the continual improvement of every aspect of healthcare and delivering the values set out in the NHS Constitution.
Our Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved course mixes classroom learning in our clinical facilities and practical placements. We will consider the experiences of people with mental health issues from different age groups, cultures, belief systems and ethnicities. Weâll also look at the experiences of carers and care-givers; and learn how the law â including human rights legislation â affects the management of mental health.
Biological, psychological and social factors can all have an impact on mental health and illness. Our understanding of causes and âtriggersâ is changing all the time, so weâll keep up to date with the latest knowledge â as well as the different interventions used to help people. Since mental health nursing is very much about connecting with people, youâll also enhance your âsofterâ communication and people skills.
Most mental health nurses work in the community, but some provide in-patient care. Either way, it is standard practice to work as part of a team of health and care professionals. As part of your studies, you will develop your team working skills and gain practical experience in mental health settings, both in the community and in hospital. While on placements, you will work shifts with your mentor and will need to arrange your own transport. You will participate in late, early and night shifts and will work at weekends and bank holidays. Visit our placement maps page to plan your travel.
Teaching on campus takes place between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. Each year, you will have seven weeksâ holiday at set periods.
Year one, core modules
Fundamentals Knowledge and Skills for Nursing
Professional Knowledge and Values for Nursing Practice
Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 1
Year two, core modules
Values and Engagement in Mental Health Nursing
Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health Nursing
Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 2
Year three, core modules
Leadership and Decision Making in Nursing
Promoting Quality in Health Care
Medicines Calculations for Safe Practice 3
We use a range of methods to help ensure you are making the right level of progress during the course. Besides exams, they include essays, presentations, care studies and practice assessment.
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You'll have a lovely time at Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge is a great place to live during your studies, compact and easy to explore on foot plenty of lovely and lively pubs in the town as well as the beautiful city. Going for a punt on the river is a particular treat during the summer, as well as the Fitzwilliam Museum. Tutors are amazing, quick to return work with constructive and positive feedback, and are very approachable.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
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