This course provides the opportunity for those who have studied an undergraduate degree to undertake a two-year full-time Master's course and upon successful completion receive eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course helps you to develop the skills required, in order to become a confident, competent, caring and compassionate mental health nurse. Using a person-centred approach you will learn how to facilitate recovery of service users in various settings, including those who are acutely ill, those in rehabilitation services and those experiencing long-term conditions across the lifespan. You will also have opportunities to learn about partnership approaches to caring for service users, carers and families.
- The course will assist you to develop both practical and theoretical skills, in order to achieve your full potential as a child nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards. These include professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, and leadership, management and team working.
- This challenging and intensive course comprises 50% theory and 50% practice, where you will undertake placements in a range of settings. The course consists of three stages, each comprising of a number of compulsory modules, where you will have the opportunity to study alongside students from the other fields of nursing.
- You will be taught by Lecturers who are committed and passionate, as well as mentors who are research active and have extensive and varied experience in child nursing.
- Teaching takes place in innovative and contemporary teaching and learning environments, including a fully equipped simulated ward.
- Student support will be given from personal tutors and year leaders, as well as academic learning support and experienced mentors in practice. Being a mental health nurse requires patience, empathy and listening skills. You will have the opportunity to develop intellectual, personal and professional skills required for practice.
Being a mental health nurse requires patience, empathy and listening skills. You will have the opportunity to develop intellectual, personal and professional skills required for practice.
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Stage 1 core modules
- Becoming a professional - Mental Health Nursing
- Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
- Nursing Practice stage 1
- Understanding knowledge and evidence for nursing
Stage 2 core modules
- Developing as a professional
- Developing critical knowledge and skills in Mental Health Nursing
- Developing research knowledge and evidence for Mental Health Nursing practice
- Nursing Practice stage 2
Stage 3 core modules
- Being a professional
- Enhancing knowledge and skills in Mental Health Nursing
- Nursing Practice 3
- Using evidence and research to enhance Mental Health Nursing practice