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Nursing (Mental Health)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:36,P:9

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Principal subjects and A Level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

If no GCSE equivalent qualifications are held, offer will also include Mathematics and English Language requirements.

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

DMM

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112-141

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mental health nursing

**About This Course**

With one in four people experiencing symptoms of mental health problems during their lifetime and society’s increasing interest in and awareness of mental health and wellbeing, mental health nurses are in huge demand. At UEA we strive to deliver the best education so that you can go on to deliver the best mental health care. As a mental health nurse, you will work alongside individuals and their families, empowering them to manage their conditions and work towards recovery through collaborative, person-centered assessment and care. You will work with a range of health and social care professionals to provide evidence-based interventions. This is challenging but important and rewarding work.

Study for your BSc Mental Health Nursing at UEA and you will benefit from service-user contact from the very outset and a personal mentor to guide you throughout.

**Overview**

As a student at UEA, you will study aspects of mental health nursing which include core nursing skills and those needed in more specialist mental health areas such as working with children and with people who have dementia.

Your studies will be split 50/50 between academic theory and hands-on practice. You will undertake a range of placements in the community, hospitals and specialist care units. You will study alongside other healthcare students, giving you a greater insight into the responsibilities and roles of other healthcare professions. You will graduate fully equipped with the skills and experience you will need for a career working with people with complex mental health problems.

With the NHS Constitution at its core, our Mental Health Nursing degree provides rigorous training, fantastic placement opportunities and is fully approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

**Highlights of Mental Health Nursing at UEA:**

- A wide range of placements including community settings, hospitals and specialist care units

- Regular group work with other healthcare students.

- Excellent facilities including skills and simulation laboratories

- Research led teaching.

- Exploration of contemporary practice in small seminar groups

- Highly motivated students and support from student representatives.

- A highly supportive culture

- A passionate teaching team with a rich and varied range of practice experience.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£17,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Health 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.

76%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

93%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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
99%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
1%
Managers and proprietors in health and care 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

£27k

£27k

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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