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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    23-SEP-21, 23-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the course

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. 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

Why choose this course?

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.

What will I study?

Your time will be split equally (50/50) between classroom based learning and practical placements. You will have the opportunity to link practical experience to theoretical learning and vice versa. Entitlement to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health).

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,950per year

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 72

    36th out of 83 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%

    64th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    44th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    126 73%

    34th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.60 72%

    82nd

    17

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