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Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D-B,C

CDD is required from 3 A-levels and BC is required from 2 A-levels.

Obtain 80 UCAS Tariff points. Maths and English Language at Grade C/ Grade 4 or above or equivalent, or 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English and 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Maths. Maths and English qualifications can be pending if studied alongside a pending Access to Higher Education Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE in English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 / Key Skills Level 2). Must have been achieved prior to application (unless studied alongside a pending Access to Higher Education Diploma).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72-80

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Mental health nursing

**About Keele**
Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.

**Foundation Year**
The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The Health Foundation Year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele. The Health Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The programme of modules is tailored to the student’s chosen degree route.

**Mental Health Nursing**
After you have completed the Health Foundation Year, you could progress on to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved Mental Health Nursing programme. As mental health awareness becomes increasingly prevalent in society, we prepare students to work with individuals of all ages, with a range of mental health experiences, in diverse settings. You will develop strong communication skills which will be fostered throughout the programme by rehearsal in the classroom and feedback from mentors in placements to prepare you for this demanding role. Our programme adopts an approach to learning and teaching which focuses on service users using a recovery approach (a recognised nursing management approach for individuals with a mental health condition), and encourages you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the safe delivery of effective mental health care. All modules integrate theory and practice elements which contribute to admission to the Professional Register. The development of clinical skills to support physical health is an integral part of the programme and is supported in practice by mentors and in the excellent Clinical Skills Laboratories by experienced lecturers.

Student support is a priority, and you will be allocated a personal tutor and have access to campus-based academic advice services. Learning and teaching are delivered through a variety of strategies including lectures, seminars, and tutorials, often facilitated by service users and carers. IT-based exercises and presentations are also used to encourage work-relevant skills. Assessments are undertaken using a variety of strategies.

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,800
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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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.

71%
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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

88%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery 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.

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

£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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