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Nursing (Mental Health) BN (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Empathy, compassion, commitment – become a Mental Health Nurse with our BN (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) degree and make a positive difference to people’s lives every day.On this course developed and delivered with local NHS partners, you’ll benefit from extensive time spent working with patients in real healthcare settings, building key skills in mental health assessment and care.- Explore mental health nursing scenarios in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care, one of the country’s leading teaching healthcare environments- Observe, assess and engage with patients in professional and local community environments- Study a course approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be eligible to register with the NMC as a mental health nurse on graduation**NHS Learning Support Fund – at least £5,000 a year**Students on this course may be eligible for additional funding through the NHS Learning Support Fund bursary of at least £5,000 a year.**Approved by:**This course has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), meaning the course meets the standards of education, training, conduct and performance required for nurses in the UK.For pre-registration nursing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018, Part 1: Standards Framework for nursing and midwifery education, 5.12, page 12) state that there is no compensation between theory and practice learning.This course will prepare graduates to be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It is your responsibility to seek registration with the NMC, on completion of your course. This registration must be sought within 5 years of successful completion of your course.**Careers and opportunities**On this Mental Health Nursing degree, you'll develop the skills, confidence and understanding to support people in need, learning how to make difficult decisions based on evidence and building the fundamental skills needed for personal nursing care. When you graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which allows you to work as a Registered Nurse in the UK.You’ll be ready to start a challenging yet hugely rewarding career as a mental health nurse, and you can choose to work with people from certain age and vulnerability groups, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), or Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH). With experience, you could work in GP liaison, nurse education, or leadership and management.As an NHS nurse in 2021, you could expect a starting salary of £25,655 moving up to £31,534 (Band 5).With more experience as a senior mental health nurse, you could earn from £32,306 to £39,027 (Band 6) and with a role in management or consultancy, you could make up to £90,387 (Band 8d).**What jobs can you do with a Nursing (Mental Health) degree?**Once you graduate, you'll be ready to take on a mental health nurse role within a variety of settings, including:- Adult Mental Health (AMH)- Older People's Mental Health (OPMH)- Community Mental Health- Crisis Mental Health- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)- Assessment and Recovery**Clinical placements**You'll spend a large amount of time on this course in clinical practice placements. These 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.Our placement partners include Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, Inclusion (Sub-Misuse), and Liaison and Diversion (Custody).

Application deadline

26 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

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    10th out of 77 2

    38th out of 79 15

  • Entry standards

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    139 67%

    16th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

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    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    46th

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    125 73%

    38th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    9th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.49 70%

    71st

    44

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