Our BSc (Hons) Nursing – Mental Health degree will provide you with the clinical skills and experience needed to be a professional practitioner. You will spend time on placement in different clinical mental health settings within the Birmingham and Solihull area, as well as learning from our experts at the University.
This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and you will be able to apply for Registered Nurse Status after completion.
WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS COURSE?
The aim of this course is to develop a graduate nurse who can work flexibly across various settings and meet the health needs of the whole person throughout their lifespan. The university-based elements of the first two years of the course are integrated, with all fields of nursing working together. The final year will focus on mental health nursing theory.
You will study five modules each year, with a year-long practice module in year one to prepare and support you in developing confidence and competence in practice. In the first year, you will gain theoretical and practice knowledge to develop key skills, such as exploring evidence-based care, professional values, self-leadership, and the role of the registered nurse. In the second year, you will further enhance your learning and explore evidence-based complex care, incorporating research, skills, team leadership, and principles of co-ordinating care.
In the third year, you will continue building on your previous learning and develop proficiency in mental health nursing. The modules you study will develop you as a leader who uses research-informed critical thinking to co-ordinate care, supervise other health professionals, and gain confidence in the safe management of medication.
You will have access to personal tuition throughout the course, enriching your learning experiences and enabling reflection on your practice and individual field identity. Your practice placements will be specific to your field, mental health nursing, throughout the three years.
To help you become a more rounded nurse, you will have opportunities to learn across the four fields of nursing, including adult, child, learning disabilities, and mental health. The course is committed to providing excellent, innovative learning, teaching, and assessment experiences through technology, lectures, seminars, skills simulation, and virtual learning. Engaging with practice partners and service users is also integral to the approach.