About the Mental Health Nursing Undergraduate course
Immerse yourself in a physically, intellectually and emotionally challenging course that will prepare you for an extremely rewarding career. You'll be able to support people with mental health problems in their homes and in specialist mental health services. Half of your time will be working in supported healthcare placements and the other half in university.
You will learn to support the recovery of people with mental health problems as you work alongside those in related health and social care professions, including adult nurses, social workers and dietitians.
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Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
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Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
I knew that Leeds is a regional centre for many health services so I felt that my nursing placements would be more varied in terms of health conditions, patient groups etc.
You'll experience a simulated job application process where your tutors will help you apply for nursing roles, interview you and provide feedback. We also hold a nursing recruitment fair involving a wide variety of employers, from the Armed Forces to the Royal College of Nursing. On successful completion, you will be a qualified nurse, able to apply for registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
- Mental Health Nurse
- Learning Disability Nurse
MODULES & LEARNING
- Human Physiology
- Communication 1: Therapeutic Use of Self
- Nursing & Health
- Professional, Legal, Ethical Practice - An Introduction
- Academic, Professional & Personal Development 1
- Skills for Practice Mental Health Nursing 1
- Academic, Professional & Personal Development 2
- Human Physiology 2
- Approaches to Nursing Care
- Skills for Practice Mental Health Nursing 2
- Communication 2: Therapeutic Interventions for Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
- Introduction to Non-Medical Prescribing
- Recovery in Mental Health
- Personal, Professional & Interprofessional Practice - Preparation for Registration Portfolio
- Skills & Communication for Practice
- Leadership, Management & Enterprise
Studying nursing with Leeds Beckett gives you access to a wide variety of placement opportunities within the NHS and the voluntary sector. We can offer these in many settings, including services in drug and alcohol, mother and baby, eating disorders and forensics. Volunteering opportunities are available in the UK and overseas. You will have regular opportunities to interact with mental health service users throughout your study. Your placements will involve shift work and travel within the Leeds area.
Mental Health NursingProfessor Ieuan EllisDean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.
- Ieuan is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Health and Social sciences. He is also a member of Academic Board, and an elected staff representative on the Board of Governors. He is also Chair of the UK Council of Deans of Health and Co-chair of the National Allied Health Professions Advisory Board. After practicing as a chartered physiotherapist in the NHS and private sector, Ieuan entered higher education working initially at Northumbria University prior to joining our University. Ieuan has held a number of leadership and management roles across health and social care education and was awarded a personal chair as Professor in Healthcare Education.Martin Hird, Course Leader
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.
Footwear for Practice - Footwear will be required as would be in a professional environment, of which the cost is £30
Work placement travel expenses - £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed you are eligible for bursary.
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We've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide to applying for a place here at Leeds Beckett University. Here's what you need to do.
- 1Select Your courseResearch the courses on offer and select the right course for you.March - September
- 2Apply Through UCASVisit the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) and follow the course application process. For part time courses you can apply directly through our website.From SeptemberDon't FORGET...
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- 3InterviewsSome courses may require you to attend an interview before an offer can be made.December - MarchDeadline
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- 4Student FinanceApply for student finance - tuition loans and maintenance grants.January - July
- 5Applicant DaysOnce you have received an offer you will be invited to an Applicant Day.January - April
- 6AccommodationAfter accepting your offer, you can apply for our university accommodation.February - JuneDeadline
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- 7ResultsConfirmation of your place and the start of the clearing process.Mid-August