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Mental Health Nursing

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mental health nursing

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
- We are No. 1 for in London and 6th overall in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables 2022).

- Kingston’s partnership with the South West London Recovery College offers you the opportunity to learn from, and with, mental health practitioners and service users.

- In our simulation suite, you will develop and refine your communication and clinical skills through the use of high fidelity manikins, simulated patients and scenario-based simulation.

This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will explore the role of the mental health nurse and the diverse needs and contexts of mental health service users. You will examine the analysis and application of research and evidence along with the complexities of nursing at individual and organisational levels. You will learn a range of psychological approaches used in clinical practice and prepare for transition to registered nurse.

Our mental health ward simulations received the Nursing Times Award in 2012 and 2015 for 'Innovation in mental health teaching'.

An adult insight placement will help you develop the physical health skills needed in mental health nursing. You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year. In the UK, students have worked at a wide range of settings, including Broadmoor Hospital.

The focus of mental health nursing is on the person, who is placed at the centre of care. Mental health nurses work in partnership with people to enable them to identify strategies for coping and overcoming their illness. The focus of mental health nursing is on recovery enabling the person to attain a desired quality of life. Mental health nurses work to challenge out of date views regarding mental illness and help service users cope with the stigma that is still present in today's society.

Mental health nursing is underpinned by the notion of 'recovery', and you work collaboratively with service users to build on their strengths and manage their problems to encourage the best quality of life. The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare for a graduate nurse. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to mental health nursing. In your second year (part three) you will learn about the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.

Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Nursing for Graduates
Nursing Practice Part 1
Collaborative Working to Provide Essential Mental Health Care
The Care Process in Mental Health Nursing
Nursing Practice Part 2

Year 2
Complexities of Mental Health Nursing
Transition to Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing
Developing and Analysing Evidence-Based Practice
Nursing Practice Part 3

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include; essays, exams, presentations and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by practice supervisors and practice assessors in practice placements.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Nursing

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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.

83%
high
Mental health nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
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

79%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
35%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
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.

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

£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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