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Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) PGDip

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Why choose this course

Mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of age, background or other factors. On our PGDip Nursing Studies (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) course, we’ll teach you the skills you need to meet this challenge and help patients improve their health and the quality of their lives. Through our hands-on clinical approach to teaching, we’ll shape you into a modern nurse that can deal with a complex range of needs, while upholding the highest standard of provision for your patients.

By choosing to study with us, you’ll become part of a multidisciplinary team, get access to simulation suites to practise real scenarios, learn directly from healthcare professionals and service users, be supported by clinicians while on placements, and begin your journey towards an enriching career as a Mental Health Nurse. This course is ideal if you're looking to retrain and already have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject with experience working in a healthcare environment.

What you will study

You’ll develop your decision-making and leadership skills, and will gain an interesting perspective into how psychosocial, spiritual, ethical and legal influences have an impact on the way patient care is provided. You’ll be exposed to a variety of mental health clinical practice experiences where you’ll learn interpersonal engagement and assessment strategies to use with service users, and how to effectively provide care when patients are in crisis.

You’ll study topics, including clinical leadership, cognitive therapies, management of physical and mental health challenges, post-traumatic responses, and psychosocial interventions.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be an efficient mental health practitioner, equipped to advocate and meet the needs of patients and their families impacted by mental health difficulties.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Our course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), giving you the academic requirements needed to register to work as a Mental Health Nurse once you’ve graduated. 100% of our graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study.*

Our alumni can be found working for NHS trusts across the UK, with recent graduates working for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%

    8th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    21st

    10

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