Nursing is a demanding but rewarding profession that focuses on the care of people. As a mental health nurse, your role is promoting and supporting a person’s recovery and enabling them to have more involvement and control over their condition.
This three-year mental health nursing degree combines theory and practice in an innovative way, to focus on the care of people with mental health problems across a wide range of healthcare settings. This course is part of the Nursing and Midwifery subject area which is ranked Top In Wales for course satisfaction and teaching – Guardian League Table 2021.
Successful completion of this Mental Health Nursing degree will allow you entry to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register as a qualified Mental Health Nurse. Currently, if you are a UK student, the fees for your nursing course will be paid by the Welsh Government. Follow Care Sciences on Twitter and Instagram.
What you will study
Year One: Mental Health Nursing Degree
- The Essentials of Nursing Practice
- Assessing needs and creating therapeutic opportunities
- Promoting Health & Wellbeing
- Developing confidence in Practice: Practice 1
Year Two: Mental Health Nursing Degree
- Enhancing assessment & evidence-based interventions
- Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing
- Informed decision making in the practice environment
- Evidence-based practice: evaluating care within the context of practice
Year Three: Mental Health Nursing
- Advancing knowledge, skills & therapeutic interventions
- Leading and managing quality care across settings
- The Nurse as an Educator
- Becoming a proficient practitioner
You’ll study with students from all fields and other professions, as well as having sessions specific to your field. There’s also the requirement to work with clients and patients from other fields, so you can care for patients with multiple and complex needs.
The nursing degree lasts a minimum of 42 weeks. Supervised practice placements are an integral part of the programme. There’s an equal split between theory and practice, which is integrated throughout all our nursing courses, Each academic year is split into four terms.
In term one, you will study in theory block in University followed by block in clinical practice. This pattern is repeated through the three-year programme. Please note that holidays are fixed for the duration of your nurse training.
You will be assessed using various methods. Whilst on placement you will be assigned a practice assessor/supervisor who will assess your achievements of the Practice Learning Outcomes.
The theoretical component will involve written assignments, case studies, examinations, development of health promotion tools, computer-based medication dosage calculations and clinically based reflective assignments.
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