Approximately 25% of the population are thought to experience some form of mental health problem at any given time.
Mental health nurses are the largest profession working in mental health.
You will draw on a core set of values that inform every aspect of your practice. You will learn to:
- Respect individuals affected by mental health problems
- Value the aspirations of the individual
- Offer meaningful choices in evidence based interventions and care
- Adopt a positive attitude to change and support social inclusion
50% of your time will be spent in classroom based learning and 50% will be spent on placements in clinical settings such as hospitals and community. Your placements and classroom studies will alternate in blocks of several weeks.
Why choose this Nursing (Mental Health) programme from University of Hertfordshire?
Mental Health nurses have a vital and challenging role in establishing therapeutic relationships with individuals who experience mental health problems. Including:
- Providing support to families, relatives and carers
- Responding to changing needs
- Promoting mental and physical health recovery and general wellbeing
This highly specialised branch of nursing focuses on caring and supporting individuals of all age groups suffering from mental problems or mental distress in different care settings including:
- Individuals’ Homes
- General hospitals
- Community and rehabilitation units
You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including GPs psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, arts therapists and healthcare assistants.
The course entitles you to apply for register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This opens up a range of fascinating and rewarding career options for both work and advancement in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, community practice, individuals’ homes and rehabilitation units.
There are different mental health fields a registered nurse can work and some mental health nursing roles include; Staff Nurse, Community Mental Health Nurse, Crisis Nurse, Nurse Practitioners or Specialists, Modern Matrons and Consultant Nurse. Some individuals advance to become senior managers, researchers and educators. Care, compassion and kindness are that center of safe, effective and personalised care and which future careers are realistic options for an individual depends on their interests, level of education and experience.
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- Engagement in Recovery for Mental Health Nursing (level 6)
- Engagement and Assessment for Mental Health Nursing (level 6)
- Understanding Nursing Practice
- Nursing in Context
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPublic Health Nursing Health Sciences View 1015 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
- A first degree at Honours level, normally, in a related discipline (life sciences, psychology or the social/ behavioural sciences). Graduate attributes associated with learning and research skills will normally be expected.
- GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).
International13950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13950 GBP per year during 24 months.
National9450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Hatfield
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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