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Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC Registration

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

In addition, you will require five GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above (or a suitable equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

112-136

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 112-136 points; or an Access to Nursing qualification (minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, 12 at Merit, and 3 at Pass). Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mental health nursing

As a society, we generally find it much easier to talk about being physically unwell than about mental ill health. Mental illness requires just as much care as physical illness – sometimes even more so. Being a mental health nurse means you'll be crucial in helping people get their lives back on track.

**Why study this subject?**
Whether you have a personal experience with people with mental illness or simply want to help those who struggle day-to-day, you can apply to be a mental health nurse. You will help people get through their illness, whether it is anxiety, depression, psychotic disturbances, paranoia, dementia or other disorders affecting older people.

What makes mental health nursing such a challenge is the sheer diversity of situations you will have to respond to, no two days ever being the same. And you know that every day, you can make a difference.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
We've been running nursing programmes for many years and have a high rate of employability. 98% of our students are in employment or in further study six months after graduating (HESA 2020). Many of our students are employed by the Trust that they worked with during their time at the University.

You will benefit from an excellent standard of teaching provided by staff from the University and practice, in partnership with our NHS Trust partners. As well as this you will be taught by lecturers who have a wide expertise in the field. Our lecturers also maintain close links with practice, ensuring that the programme is up-to-date with modern practice.

We have simulation facilities to enable you to practise your skills in a realistic and safe environment. We offer continuous support throughout the programme, both in the University and in practice.

You will receive personal tutoring and benefit from a high level of research within the teaching team. You will also benefit from our annual one day inter-professional conference, focused on safeguarding and dementia.

As well as this you will have the opportunity to put your learnt skills into practice through a range of clinical placements. We're renowned for the support we offer you while you are on placement. Members of the teaching staff are assigned to each clinical area and will visit you regularly whilst you are out in practice.

We offer a variety of clinical experiences in a range of settings. Our NHS partners include Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and West London NHS Trust.

Clinical practice opportunities include:

- Adult acute mental health inpatients

- Adult mental health recovery inpatients

- Older persons mental health inpatients

- Children and adolescent mental health services

- Forensic mental health community teams

- Prison healthcare

- A range of community services supporting people to remain in their home whilst receiving support and treatment e.g. crisis resolution and home treatment teams, primary care plus, recovery teams, older persons community mental health team, memory teams, cognitive impairment and dementia teams, etc.

- Private healthcare settings.

We make sure that you'll have the knowledge and the confidence to work as a nurse before sending you out into clinical practice.

Our team of experienced lecturers have a collective wealth of knowledge from working in a number of areas, including:

- Child mental health

- Dementia

- Cognitive behavioural therapy

- Community mental health care

- Acute mental health inpatient care.

Our enthusiastic and dedicated nursing team have a passion for what they do and will support you throughout the programme.

Once you graduate, you'll be able to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be able to practice in the UK.

Modules

Year One: Foundation Skills for Mental Health Nursing, Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Practice, Health, Wellbeing and Disability: Implications for Mental Health Nursing, Professional and Academic Skills for Nursing. Year Two: Broadening Perspectives on Practice, Intermediate Metal Health Nursing Practice, Intermediate Skills for Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Community Nursing Public Health in Action, Research Methods for Nursing. Year Three: Leadership and Collaborative Interprofessional Practice, Mental Health Nursing Skills Underpinning Complex Care, Research in Nursing, Towards Autonomy in Mental Health Nursing Practice.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,000
per year
International
£16,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Mental health nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
4%
Caring personal services
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing and midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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