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Nursing (Mental Health) BN (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

Key Information

Course duration: 5 Years

Mode of study: Part time

Qualification: Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BN (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 22nd for Nursing (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    125
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    100.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.38 / 5.00

Ranked 22nd for Social Work (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    138
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    90.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.07 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: B760

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
UCAS Tariff: 104 104 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include 32 points from a Science subject. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year

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The Course

Summary

**Overview**There's always demand for Mental Health Nurses, and it takes a special kind of person to work in the field. You need empathy, compassion and commitment, as well as professional experience and specialist training. If you're able to bring the former, we'll provide the latter.This BN (Hons) Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) degree course has been developed collaboratively with local healthcare providers, and will give extensive experience at delivering mental healthcare in the local community. You'll also build your clinical skillset through simulated procedures and scenarios.When you graduate, you'll be ready to start work as a Mental Health Nurse: you'll be eligible to seek admission to part 1 (Mental Health) of the professional Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register. This degree course also meets all of the EU requirements for employment as a Registered Nurse abroad.Find more information about pursuing a career in nursing from NHS Health Careers. Please note, this course is pending approval against the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) 2018 standards. **On this course you’ll:**- Observe, examine, assess and engage with service users in both community and hospital settings- Develop skills in evidence based decision making to support and deliver best practice in mental health nursing- Use simulation facilities to develop and refine your clinical skills and competence- Develop critical thinking, resilience and leadership skills**Work experience and career planning**You'll spend a large amount of time on this course in clinical practice placements. These placements give you practical experience in caring for people with acute and long-term physical and mental health conditions of all kinds, in many settings. Together with our partner trusts, we'll develop you into a confident, independent, adaptable and professional Mental Health Nurse.So that you're fully prepared for practice in the mental health sector, a key element of your work experience will be working shifts at weekends and at night, as there's demand for mental health care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attending these work experience opportunities may require a lot of travel.**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.You'll be ready to take on a number of roles on graduation, including:- Mental Health Nurse- Practice Educator- Specialist Practitioner- Advanced Clinical Practitioner- Crisis Team Leader- Clinical Researcher- Leadership and Management- Nurse EducationOther graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.**Professional accreditations**This course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).**Values and the NHS Constitution**We embed the principles and values of the NHS Constitution in all our health and social care courses. When you apply for this course, we’ll expect you to demonstrate how your values align with the values of the Constitution.

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Portsmouth

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Postal Address

Faculty of Science
University of Portsmouth
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP
ENGLAND

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