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Mental Health Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

HNC (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 1 with HNC (BTEC) Health & Social Care

HND (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 1 with HND (BTEC) Health & Social Care

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

IO Maths at C or better

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

DMM

Applied Science Health and Social Care

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Social Care - Graded Unit A Social Science - Graded Unit A Social Services - Graded Unit A Working with Communities - Graded Unit A

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Legal Services - Graded Units AA Social Science - Graded Units AA

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

104-114

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mental health nursing

This course scored an impressive 90% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Abertay runs the only undergraduate honours-level nursing programme in Scotland with a sole focus on mental health. Public concern about mental health is growing and one in four people in the UK will reportedly experience a common mental health problem each year. We bring person-centred values to teaching and learning, with an emphasis on critical thinking and research. The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, with successful completion leading to professional registration in the United Kingdom. We support you to develop you strengths. You will learn and practise a range of useful and relevant interpersonal, clinical, teamwork and leadership skills. The academic team provides the best teaching and learning experiences based on clinical experience and relevant research and knowledge. Mental Health Nursing is a route into working in a diverse range of general and specialist settings within Scotland and beyond.

Modules

Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - MHN101 Interpersonal Skills for Mental Health Nurses; MHN104 Physical Health and Well-Being; MHN103 Introduction to Mental Health Nursing; MHN106 Mental Health Nursing Practice 1; MHN102 Mental Health Nursing; MHN105 Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology.

For detailed module information please check our website.

Assessment methods

Teaching is delivered through a variety of lectures, practical classes, tutorials, independent study and online learning. This is combined with clinical practice placements which provide experience and the opportunity to put theory into practice through a process of mentoring, and the development of an ongoing achievement record. Mental health nursing skills are developed on an individual basis as well as through small group work, interactive, and reflective practice. Students benefit from the use of our interpersonal skills and clinical skills training suites. Assessment types are varied to test a breadth of skills. Assessments include reports, reflective portfolios, essays, presentations - both oral and posters - appraisal of research, exams, class tests and case studies. Performance on practice is assessed via placement reports.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

School of Applied Sciences

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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.

67%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

75%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
37%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£22,500
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
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.

£28k

£28k

£28k

£28k

£26k

£26k

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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