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Mental Health Nursing

Entry requirements


From a minimum of 2 A Levels

Accepted when studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Pass in Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 Level 3 credits passed with a minimum of Merit.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

HNC (BTEC)

P-D

HND (BTEC)

P-M

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

104-120

From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Extended Diploma. For detailed information on accepted qualifications, please view our Course Entry Statement (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf) Solent University is a proud champion of widening participation. For further information about our contextual offer, please visit our website (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/what-next/contextual-offers)

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mental health nursing

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing has been designed to meet the future nursing proficiencies set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) and upon successful completion will allow you to register and work as a graduate mental health nurse.

We aim to develop your knowledge, skills and academic capacities, so that you can build a meaningful nursing career that balances your own continuous personal growth with doing public good for the varied communities you will care for across your working life.

The course will consider what it means and how to provide mental health care in a contemporary, culturally diverse context and what is needed for the profession to continuously improve and add value to the lived experiences of the populations we serve.

You will complete a series of theory modules over three parts, that analyse and critique modern mental health approaches and treatment modalities, including the medical model, psychotherapeutic approaches, anthropological understanding of health beliefs, public health approaches and the social determinants of health, amongst other ideas and concepts.

The clinical practice components of the course will consist of placements in all years of study, in a variety of primary and secondary mental healthcare services, such as community and hospital teams, forensics services, specialist providers of mental health care and every other place where mental health nurses can play a role in the prevention, treatment and recovery of people with mental ill-health.

In addition to becoming a graduate mental health nurse the course will enable achievement of recognised additional qualifications in skills such as mental health first aid and in suicide prevention. It is also possible to self-fund short volunteering experiences overseas.

Our overall aim as a nursing lecturing team and as a university is that you have access to the best of teaching, learning and clinical experiences, so that you can become a skilled, thoughtful and , authentic mental health nurse who is confident that they are making a positive difference to people lives and the wider communities that you work within.

This degree is currently pending NMC validation.

You will be taught by a friendly and experienced teaching team in excellent teaching and learning facilities.

**What does this course lead to?**
Registered Mental health Nurses can work within the National Health Service, private, voluntary and independent sector healthcare providers, education, policy and government sectors. UK educated and NMC registered Nurses also can work globally but may be required to take registration tests for other national nursing bodies.

**Who is this course for?**
Mental health nursing is suitable for people who want a career that has social value and has a keen interest in caring for others and enabling people to achieve the best outcomes they can.

Mental health nursing students often have or want to develop an open mind and be curious about the nature of the human condition and society and to be able to do something real that benefits both.

We welcome applications from people with all kinds of life experiences and stages of life.

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES
Authentic Nursing Care
Delivering Public Confidence
Skilled Nursing
Public Health
Nursing Practice 1

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Inclusive Nursing Care
Vulnerability and Society
Preventing Suicide
Global Health
Nursing Practice 2

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Leading Nursing Care
Mental Health Nursing Futures
Being Theraputic
Developing Others
Nursing Practice 3

Assessment methods

The theory modules on the course are assessed using different styles of essay such as reflective accounts and more formal academic written work, case studies, presentations, enquiry-based learning. The practice elements of the course are assessed using an online portfolio of proficiencies.

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
£13,800
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£13,800
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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