University of West London
Are you ready to make a difference and embark on a rewarding career in nursing? This new course will prepare you to support people with a wide range of mental health conditions such as:
- stress-related illness
- personality disorders
- psychotic disorders ie: schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder
- eating disorders
- drug and alcohol addiction.
On completion of the course you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Mental Health Nurse.
This course is run from our West London campus but it is also offered at the Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading. As you will spend half your course gaining experience on placement, you should choose a course location that you can travel to easily. Please see the course details below for our London placement partners.
On this mental health nursing course you will learn how to assess, plan, promote and support a person’s recovery, facilitating their involvement and enhancing their level of control (recovery focused approach). Importantly, you will also learn how to support client’s physical health needs.
You will learn how to deliver care to the new standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The aim is to equip you with the clinical skills and evidence-based knowledge you need to face the challenges of modern mental health nursing.
This postgraduate mental health nursing course has been developed with input from students, service users and our partners in the NHS and voluntary and independent sectors. Your studies will help you to gain the skills and experience you need to start your nursing career on graduation.
You will learn how to:
- provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate and evidence-based
- care for people with complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs
- care for people in healthcare settings including their own home, in the community and in hospital
- help promote health, protect health and prevent ill health
- empower people, communities and populations to take control of their own health decisions and behaviours
- care for people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs
- care for people at the end of their life
- work across health- and social care services
- play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams
- think critically and apply your knowledge and skills
- be emotionally intelligent and resilient, while managing your personal health and wellbeing
You will spend a significant amount of time in practice where you will be appropriately supported and assessed. This will include learning to care for people in hospitals, in their own homes or within a community setting. As you will be working with people who require care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can expect to work days, weekends, bank holidays and night shifts. You will not receive payment for your practice learning.
Study & career progression
Many of our graduates find work with local NHS Trusts or healthcare organisations.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
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University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England
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