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Nursing (Mental Health)

University of Hertfordshire

24 months
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13950 GBP/year
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About

As a mental health nurse you will work in partnership with individuals experiencing mental health difficulties from a wide range of backgrounds and age-groups. This Nursing (Mental Health) programme is offered by University of Hertfordshire.

Overview

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
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • 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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engagement in Recovery for Mental Health Nursing (level 6)
  • Engagement and Assessment for Mental Health Nursing (level 6)
  • Understanding Nursing Practice
  • Nursing in Context 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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    13950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13950 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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