About the Mental Health Nursing Undergraduate course
Qualify as a registered mental health nurse and develop the expertise to be able to support people with mental illnesses in their homes and specialist health services. Half of your time will be spent at our University where you will hone your specialist knowledge, with the remainder on placements where you will have the opportunity to practise your skills in a supported healthcare environment. Learn how to aid the recovery of people with mental health problems while working alongside those in related health and social care professions, including adult nurses, social workers and dietitians.
From 1 August 2017 there will be a new funding system for new students on nursing, midwifery and AHP pre-registration courses in England, with the system moving from NHS grants to student loans. Download the University Funding PDF below for more information.
University Funding PDF
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
All applications should be supported by a second reference in addition to that supplied on your UCAS form, a template can be accessed at this link. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.
Selection Criteria: Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.Your UCAS personal statement should include: 1) How you have researched the profession of mental health nursing. 2) Examples of how you have worked with vulnerable adults with mental health needs or worked within mental health settings. 3) How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days or speaking to nurses. 4) Your personal qualities which you feel are related to mental health nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career. You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. These competencies determine the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills. Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day. The selection day will involve a small group exercise, and a short IT/literacy test and a numeracy test. Performance at the selection day will determine whether you are made an offer. Applicants will be required to bring to a selection day photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day. Health and enhanced criminal history checks: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
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.
MODULES & LEARNING
- Academic Learning for Nursing Practice
- Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice
- Communication for Nursing Practice
- Developing Professional Awareness: Law & Ethics in the Professional Context
- Nursing for Health
- Skills for Mental Health Nursing Practice
- Academic Learning for Nursing Practice 2
- Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice 2
- Skills for Mental Health Nursing Practice 2
- Nursing for Health 2
- Communication for Nursing Practice - Mental Health Nursing
- Communication & Skills for Mental Health Nursing Practice
- Nursing for Health 3
- Introduction to Non-Medical Prescribing
- Developing Professional Awareness: Reflecting on Professional Practice
- Leadership, Change Management and Enterprise
Professor Ieuan Ellis Professor Ieuan EllisPro Vice-Chancellor
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.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
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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