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BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Mental health nurses play an important role in the health and wellbeing of people with mental health problems, their families, and carers. Our degree in mental health nursing prepares you for the role and responsibilities as a registered mental health nurse. We provide you with the skills to meet the diverse needs of people with mental health problems, including those with complex needs. You will learn accountability for the role you will play in their lives.

Why Choose This Course?

We prepare you to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course will help you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards Framework for Pre-registration Nursing Programmes (2019). We have excellent links with the National Health Service (NHS) and other care providers and will arrange your placements in both hospitals and community settings, including GP practices, with community nurses and health visitors. You will spend 50% of your time each year in these valuable work placements. It is here that you will be assessed by qualified practitioners.

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Start date: 16/09/2024

Course code
HEMHNRS24T
Level
Level 6
Location
Truro College
Duration
3 years
Qualification
Bachelor’s Degree
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Top Course Highlights

Learn From Clinical Experts

Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

State-of-the-art facilities

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Placement Opportunities

You will complete clinical placements alongside your studies, giving you a chance to demonstrate the knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom in the workplace.

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Learn with excellent Tutors

Our highly qualified staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.

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Transferable Skills

You will develop a wide range of transferable skills which will enhance your career development and progression within the mental health area.

What Will I Learn?

Modules

Year 1

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Individual Health & Wellbeing
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
  • Professional and Academic Development

Year 2

  • Pathophysiology: Illness and its impact upon individuals
  • Recognising and Managing Individual Needs
  • Developing Mental Health Nursing
  • Medicines Management
  • Understanding Research in Evidence Based Practice

Year 3

  • Preparation for Professional Practice
  • Advancing Mental Health Nursing
  • Consolidating Mental Health Nursing
  • Exploring Evidence for Professional Practice

* Modules may be subject to change

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Where Will It Take Me?

Successful completion of this course will equip you to work as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in various settings, such as the hospital, community, prisons, secure settings and primary care. It also helps you develop a wide range of transferable skills which will enhance your career development and progression within the mental health area.

Entry Requirements

112 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification and English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health Checks

Interview

A Professional and Academic Reference will be required. Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation, either voluntary or paid, is encouraged.

Additional Information

UCAS Code: B760

Full-time 3 Years

Location: Truro Campus

Awarding Body: University of Greenwich

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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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