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Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year BN (Hons)

Keele University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**About Keele**Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to Top 10 in England for Overall Student Satisfaction (broad-based, public universities, NSS 2021), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Global Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious International Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.**Foundation Year**The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The Health Foundation Year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele. The Health Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The programme of modules is tailored to the student’s chosen degree route.**Mental Health Nursing**After you have completed the Health Foundation Year, you could progress on to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved Mental Health Nursing programme. As mental health awareness becomes increasingly prevalent in society, we prepare students to work with individuals of all ages, with a range of mental health experiences, in diverse settings. You will develop strong communication skills which will be fostered throughout the programme by rehearsal in the classroom and feedback from mentors in placements to prepare you for this demanding role. Our programme adopts an approach to learning and teaching which focuses on service users using a recovery approach (a recognised nursing management approach for individuals with a mental health condition), and encourages you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the safe delivery of effective mental health care. All modules integrate theory and practice elements which contribute to admission to the Professional Register. The development of clinical skills to support physical health is an integral part of the programme and is supported in practice by mentors and in the excellent Clinical Skills Laboratories by experienced lecturers.Student support is a priority, and you will be allocated a personal tutor and have access to campus-based academic advice services. Learning and teaching are delivered through a variety of strategies including lectures, seminars, and tutorials, often facilitated by service users and carers. IT-based exercises and presentations are also used to encourage work-relevant skills. Assessments are undertaken using a variety of strategies.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BC - CDD

CDD is required from 3 A-levels and BC is required from 2 A-levels.

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

The university’s beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the largest in England – but you’ll find all the most important services and facilities on your doorstep.
With over 120 nationalities studying with Keele, international students are welcomed to its global community.
Dedicated support, scholarships, and preparatory courses to help you through your application, enrolment and beyond.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 77 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    141 68%

    13th

    37
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    14th

    8

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