A significant proportion of the population will experience difficulties with their mental health during their lifetime. This course will prepare you to support them in their recovery. You will gain practical and cognitive skills and will leave the course as a competent and confident practitioner.
To gain vital real-world experience, you will spend 50% of your time on this mental health nursing course in practical placements such as complex care and dementia, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), Crisis Teams and Forensic Mental Health.
As well as this, you'll build confidence and gain a competitive edge by developing your practical skills in simulated 'real life' settings, using our dedicated facilities. These include simulated home spaces, and our brand-new immersive simulation room.
What's more, if you study our MSc in Mental Health Nursing and are eligible for support from the Student Loans Company, you'll also be eligible to receive an NHS grant of at least £5,000 per year of study, which does not need to be repaid. See the Fees and Funding tab below for more information.
You will graduate with a highly sought-after postgraduate degree in nursing, eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and qualified to enter an NHS role with a Band 5 salary (£28,407-£34,580 per year for 2023-2024).
On this course you will...
- Have access to first-rate placement opportunities through our excellent partner links, developed over our long history of working with the industry.
- Be part of an intimate cohort, benefiting from close tuition from the nursing team who will be on hand to provide personalised support throughout your studies.
- Have access to a range of technology to enhance your learning. These include clinicalskills.net, OCULUS (a virtual reality headset for simulated activities), and Pharmacology and Prescribing Resources.
- Start making a meaningful difference from the moment you begin your course placement, and long into your career as a compassionate and person-centred mental health nurse.
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