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Nursing/Registered Nurse: Mental Health Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

60 credits overall

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

MMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mental health nursing

Passionate about making a positive impact on people every day you go to work? Do you want a rewarding career transforming the lives of people with mental health problems? You can as a mental health nurse.

Our BSc Nursing in Mental Health will enable you to gain all of the knowledge and practical skills you need to become a confident and qualified Nursing and Midwifery Council registered mental health nurse.

You'll spend 50% of your time on clinical placements in hospital and community settings in both city and rural healthcare systems. So, you can graduate knowing how to correctly care for people going through distressing changes in their psychological wellbeing in diverse situations.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

We're one of only a few UK universities offering child, adult, learning disability and mental health nursing. We do this so that you gain a great understanding of other nursing fields to bolster your nursing potential.

And, by following the journey through the healthcare system from patients' perspectives, you'll develop as a career-ready nurse who can make positive changes to mental health care for the benefit of patients.

You can study on either our friendly Lancaster or Fusehill Street, Carlisle, campus. Both are in great locations in historic, bustling cities with the Lake District National Park - now as UNESCO World Heritage Site - close by. And, with great transport links you can conveniently visit Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester or Liverpool.

- 100% of students have secured a job after graduating

- Eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register to practice as a qualified mental health nurse after graduation, enabling you to step straight into a job

- Networking and employment opportunities thanks to our close links with NHS Trusts and care providers

- Taught and supported closely by academic tutors who are mental health nurses with a wealth of experience

- Tutors are actively involved in national and international research in their field, which ensures your learning is up-to-date with the latest thinking and practices

- Opportunity to undertake your own research or take part in that being carried out by academic tutors, which will stand your CV out from the stack

- Experience a journey through healthcare from a patient’s perspective – boosting your skills in empathy and compassion

- Take part in health campaigns that can lead to implementing change in healthcare provision

- Our students have coordinated conferences – such as dementia awareness and suicide prevention - which have become regular events for our all of our students

- An enrichment placement, giving you the opportunity to go overseas to experience a different care system first-hand

At the University of Cumbria, we also have a Mental Health Research Group, which aim to enable people to recover from mental health issues, and develop their social inclusion. Our research will ensure your learning is current and informed by the latest research.

With 1 in 4 of the UK population experiencing psychological problems at some point in their life, the need for mental health nurses is increasing.

So, study on our practical-centred course and step confidently into a rewarding career making a difference to people's lives every day you go to work.

Modules

Year one - Compulsory modules:

Fundamentals of Professional Practice,
Developing Professional Graduate Skills for Health and Social Care Practitioners,
Introduction to Health and Wellbeing,
Fundamental Approaches in Nursing,
Fundamental Principles of Mental Health Nursing,
Year 1 Practice Assessment.
Year two - Compulsory modules:

Using Evidence to Support Practice,
Working with Others,
Challenges in Health and Behaviour,
Developing Therapeutic Approaches and Practice,
Clinical Practice in Mental Health Nursing,
Year 2 Practice Assessment.
Year three - Compulsory modules:

Using Evidence to Evaluate Practice,
Professional Practice in Context,
Promoting Health and Wellbeing for Groups and Communities,
Transition to Graduate Practice,
Contemporary Interventions in Mental Health Nursing Practice,
Year 3 Practice Assessment.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Lancaster

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

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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.

56%
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
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

83%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
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
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
36%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
E

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
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Health professionals
1%
Childcare and related personal services

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

£27k

£27k

£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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