**Do you have patience, empathy and excellent listening skills? Are you interested in caring for the mind and the body? If youâre looking for a career in nursing where you can work with people of all ages across a variety of settings, then our Nursing (Mental Health) degree could be a great place to start your journey.**
Mental health nursing involves working with people suffering from various mental health conditions, and their families and carers, to offer help and support in dealing with the condition. This could include anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, psychosis and obsessive compulsive disorders.
This course is designed to help you become a confident, competent and compassionate nurse. Itâs regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and led by committed and passionate lecturers who are research active with experience across the mental health nursing spectrum. They will support you to develop the intellectual, personal and professional skills you need to practice in this challenging and rewarding field of healthcare.
Alongside building your theoretical knowledge in lectures and seminars, youâll be able to focus on your practical skills through simulation, role play and group work. You'll also be able to practice and develop your skills through clinical placements in a range of private, voluntary and community services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career.
Above all, we want to help you achieve your potential as a nurse and while there is a clear focus on mental health nursing, the course also covers how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from fields of adult, child and learning disability nursing. After successfully graduating from the course youâll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and work as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health.
Please note: the information for this course is subject to change, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council are releasing some new nursing standards in Spring 2018 and the course curriculum will be changed to reflect these accordingly.
Foundations of Nursing 1
Foundations of Nursing 2
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Professional Development and Research 1
Developing an Enhanced Understanding of Practice
Interprofessional Working in Context
Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches
Complex Needs and Enhanced Care - Mental Health
Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management
Managing Enhanced and Complex Practice
You'll be assessed through a combination of coursework, practice/competency based learning, written and practical exams. This includes essays, reports, case studies, OSCEâs, simulated exams, in-class tests as well as conference, group and poster presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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