Our Mental Health Nursing course takes you on a service user’s journey within community and hospital settings, allowing you to see the service through the patient’s perspective and identify where you can make positive changes. The course reinforces your positive attitude, provides you with evidence-based knowledge and equips you with effective practice skills, through a flexible and blended approach to learning. We also offer extra student support throughout your studies and during your practice. This means that you will be supported by a Nursing Academic during your practice at a Hospital.
There is no health without mental health. One in four people are likely to experience some degree of mental distress. A mental health nurse can make a positive contribution in people’s lives and wellbeing. Our vision is to promote compassionate care through effective communication.
We want to make this a reality by recruiting people who that are passionate about caring for those with mental health problems and that want to make positive changes to the lives of others. Our BSc (Hons) course gives you a registration through the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse.
From September 2018 we will be offering a new curriculum based on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) proposed standards for education 2017. This curriculum will offer placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond. Taught elements will include:
- public and population health
- assessing planning and providing care
- leading nursing care
- working in teams
- coordinating and improving quality of care
If you already hold a professional registration you can study for a second registration. You will study generic and Mental Health Nursing specific modules, focusing on the care of individuals with mental health problems. Your modules are also complemented by appropriate placement learning opportunities within hospitals and the community.
Our University is now a part of a well-established, professional European network for Nursing and Midwifery. The Florence Network offers opportunities for future health careers and development to staff, academics and students.
‘Being Brilliant’ at Northampton focuses on ways of thinking and behaving that allows us to be the best version of ourselves. To develop a culture where all students and staff aspire to be the best that they can be, the principles are simple and focus on small changes in behaviour that can have a big impact. If you want to become a brilliant mental health nurse then we can inspire you and transform your life and the lives of others.
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