Nursing degree with Branches in Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

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We're holding online Q&A sessions with Nursing lecturers on Facebook throughout the summer. Check the schedule for the next session.

Why study with us? You will be supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. This means you are fully prepared for practice as a registered nurse by the end of the course.

We use a wide variety of placement settings to help you gain the appropriate knowledge and skills; different teaching and learning techniques will help you get the most from your studies. Our student support mechanisms are designed to enhance your learning and your personal and professional development. We always know who you are and you won't get lost in the crowd!

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We're holding online Q&A sessions with Nursing lecturers on Facebook throughout the summer. Check the schedule for the next session.

Why study with us? You will be supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. This means you are fully prepared for practice as a registered nurse by the end of the course.

We use a wide variety of placement settings to help you gain the appropriate knowledge and skills; different teaching and learning techniques will help you get the most from your studies. Our student support mechanisms are designed to enhance your learning and your personal and professional development. We always know who you are and you won't get lost in the crowd!

What can this course lead to? This qualification enables you to join the NMC Register so that you can practice as a nurse (mental health). Career opportunities for qualified nurses are expanding rapidly, and job prospects for our graduate nurses are excellent. This is helped by our partnerships with local NHS trusts and other local, national and international care providers. This qualification gives you access to our range of post-registration courses for your continuing professional needs. Resources and facilities Have a look at our learning resources for nursing and mental health. Entry requirements

220 UCAS points

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Please check any additional selection criteria below.

Credit and UCAS requirements UCAS code: B760 UCAS points: 220 Selection criteria For Mental Health Nursing: 220 UCAS tariff points.

Additionally: GCSE minimum grade C in English Language and a science or social science subject

Plus evidence of successful recent study at GCSE level or higher within the past five years.

Alternate qualifications accepted for entry include:

  • Access to H.E. Diploma (as long as all subject specific elements are met, ie Level 2 English/science or social science). Applicants must additionally provide evidence of successful recent study at GCSE level or higher within the past five years.
  • NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care, PLUS GCSE English Language and science/social science at grade C or above, PLUS a minimum of two years health care experience. Applicants must additionally provide evidence of successful recent study at GCSE level or higher within the past five years.
  • UK Honours degree in any subject, PLUS GCSE science/social science at grade C or above.

Equivalent qualifications other than those listed above may be accepted.

There is intense competition for places on our mental health nursing degree, so before you apply you should consider carefully if mental health nursing is right for you. You will need to demonstrate commitment to mental health nursing in your application, which means that your application will not be considered if you have applied to us for more than one branch (or for additional professional courses other than nursing). In your personal statement you should demonstrate your motivation for choosing mental health nursing, and reflect upon any practical experience you have gained.

All places are offered subject to successful interview and numeracy test, as well as CRB and medical clearance and eligibility for a NHS bursary.

Costs

Click the links below to view information on your study type and residence status. If you are unsure of your status, please see the UKCISA website for more information.

Home students

At the moment, this course is funded by the NHS, so you won't have to pay a penny. In addition to having your tuition fees paid in full, you may also be eligible for a £1,000 grant, a means-tested bursary and a non-means-tested student loan. This is subject to confirmation by the NHS.

Find out how much you're eligible for using the NHS bursary calculator.

For more information about NHS funding and how to apply, visit our student finance page.

Practice placement expenses

The cost of journeys between term time residence and placement can be reimbursed where appropriate, providing the cost is in excess of your normal daily travel.

If you incur additional accommodation costs whilst on placement, either because you have to retain accommodation on campus or because you have to pay for accommodation in your placement, then you may be able to claim the excess costs. This support is means-tested. For more information, visit the health student finance page.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. If you experience financial hardship during the year, you may be able to access an emergency support fund, such as:

  • NurseAid
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Utilities Trust

EU students

This course is currently funded by the NHS, so you won't have to pay a penny. Funding for 2013 is subject to confirmation from the NHS.

For more information about NHS funding and how to apply, visit our student finance page.

Practice placement expenses

The cost of journeys between term time residence and placement can be reimbursed where appropriate, providing the cost is in excess of your normal daily travel.

If you incur additional accommodation costs whilst on placement, either because you have to retain accommodation on campus or because you have to pay for accommodation in your placement, then you may be able to claim the excess costs. This support is means-tested. For more information, visit the health student finance page.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. If you experience financial hardship during the year, you may be able to access an emergency support fund, such as:

  • NurseAid
  • Utilities Trust

International students

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year is £14,965.

Fees are billed annually and may be paid by the student or a sponsor. 75 percent of the annual tuition fees must be paid before or at registration. For students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa, a deposit of £3,500 is expected as a minimum before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) will be issued. For more information, visit our international student finance page.

Early payment discount

If you are paying your own fees, you may be eligible for an early payment discount of £1,000. This discount is awarded to students who pay in full before registration.

Additional financial support

Our money doctors will be on hand throughout the year to help you manage your money while you’re in the UK. However, if you do happen to run into financial difficulty during your time here, you may be able to access a small emergency support fund.

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Course summary One in four of the UK population will at some time in their lives experience distressing changes in their psychological well-being. Mental health nurses are highly trained professionals who can help those affected in their journey towards discovering a more positive way of living and healthier ways of combating challenging emotional situations. The mental health nurse must ensure that the person with mental health problems remains at the heart of the caring process. To do so they require the ability to empathise and form strong relationships with clients and their families. Mental health nurses work within a wide range of in-patient and community settings employing the latest evidence based therapies and engaging with the client to develop person-centred care plans. The role is both demanding and satisfying and no two days are ever the same. Mental health nursing is a life changing experience and a stimulating career choice.

Our Mental Health Nursing degree emphasises independent thinking and problem-solving, which will help you to undertake research, and deal with (or lead the management of) change in clinical practice.

The course integrates academic study with a wide range of practice placements. Graduate nurses are expected to apply their enhanced knowledge and be able to influence and manage changes in nursing. An important feature of this programme is the opportunity throughout for shared interdisciplinary and inter-professional learning. Additionally, in year 2 students are able to undertake an elective placement. Many of our students take this opportunity to work overseas.

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