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Sheffield Hallam University

Nursing (Mental Health)

UCAS Code: 3110

NVQ Diploma

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Mental health nursing

**Course summary**

• Build on your undergraduate experience and become a fully-qualified nurse in two years
• Become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified nurse
• Gain vital real-world experience; 50% of your course is spent on placement
• Obtain sought-after postgraduate credentials, with a NHS Band 5 prospective starting salary

This course provides you with the experience, skills and credentials you need to practice mental health nursing in the UK, in two years rather than three. You'll spend 39 weeks on placement - with mentoring and support throughout - and study in Hallam's cutting-edge facilities.

This course equips you with the expertise, interpersonal skills and managerial ability needed for nursing those with mental health issues. You'll study in our facilities, and apply your skills across 39 weeks of practice-based learning. These placements take place across the region, in hospitals and homes. Throughout, you'll be supported by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, and will be assigned a fully-qualified mental health nurse as a mentor. Graduation ensures your eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You learn through:
• Practice-based learning
• Study in our advanced clinical suites
• Lectures and seminars
• Examination
• Coursework
• Case studies
• Presentations

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**
Practice-based learning is central to your development, and you spend 39 weeks of your course on placement. You gain experience in a diverse range of mental health nursing settings.

Placements are across South Yorkshire and the Humber, with some of the UK's leading healthcare providers. On your placements, you are assigned a qualified and experienced mental health nurse as a mentor. They support you and make sure you are comfortable in your surroundings, so you make the most of the experience.

You care for people with mental health problems, helping them to live their lives as normally as possible. Work may be based in people's homes, residential units and health centres.

**Accreditation**
This course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order to practise in the UK

Modules

The course is organised around periods of study within the University and practice placements. which are arranged by the university. You are also offered the opportunity of planning your own elective placement in the UK or abroad.

**Modules**

**Stage 1** • fundamentals of public health: science and practice • essentials of nursing: science • practice and relationship centred care

**Stage 2** • integrating the science and practice of nursing • developing relationship centred care: science and practice • application of the science and practice of public health • developing collaborative practice

**Stage 3** • consolidating and leading the science and practice of relationship centred care • managing public health: science and practice • researching for practice • dissertation study

**Placements** Placements introduce you to the fundamental skills in nursing in your chosen specialism of adult, mental health, or child nursing.

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Project work
• Coursework
• Case studies
• Report
• Assessment of competence in the placement areas

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:
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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.

69%
low
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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E
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.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Welfare professionals
0%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Mental health nursing

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

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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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