The course requires you to spend half of the time in clinical practice-based placements working alongside highly experienced professionals, you will develop your skills and confidence in supporting people who experience a variety of mental health conditions across the lifespan. the other half of your studies is through academic learning, where you explore the fundamental principles of nursing and especially mental health nursing, alongside the Biological, Psychological, Social, Cultural, Legal, Ethical and Political aspects of working in a 21st century healthcare services.
Placements will be across the sector including both NHS and private/voluntary- sector provision. In your second year, you will have the opportunity to arrange an enrichment placement that provides you with the opportunity to develop your learning which could involve national or international work. Our academic staff has extensive professional expertise that they will share with you to help develop your knowledge and understanding of mental health nursing at university. You will develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Your learning will include the use of taught sessions and discussions, lectures with our academic staff, guest speakers and experts by experience. There will also be opportunity to develop clinical and mandatory skills, scenario-based experiences within a purpose built hospital wards environment, attend workshops and conferences and be part of experiential learning through computerised simulation and interactive immersion room. All of which will be supported by a wide variety of online education platforms including our innovative virtual learning environments portfolio development.
On this course you will...
- Work alongside individuals experiencing mental illness, long-term conditions, and significant psychological wellbeing concerns, providing time and support to help them recover.
- Use high-quality simulation facilities alongside your practice experience and academic lectures.
- Undertake placements in a wide variety of settings, covering Child, Adult and Older Persons Nursing, within both inner-city and rural locations.
- Learn from experienced practitioners with clinical experience in a wide range of clinical backgrounds and academic interests.
- Hear first-hand accounts of stories in healthcare from individual lived experiences.
- Achieve a professional qualification as a registered nurse, alongside a varied experience of practice areas with which you can consider your future career options.
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