Glyndwr University

PGDip Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nursing

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


You’ll be part of a unique and exciting dual-field program, where you’ll learn the required skills to succeed as both an Adult Nurse and a Mental Health Nurse.


You will have the opportunity to shape your learning experience while being taught by expert clinical and academic staff in new teaching facilities and on a wide range of clinical placements. You will receive excellent support to ensure you achieve both academic and professional success.


On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an Adult Nurse and also a Mental Health Nurse.


Your learning in the program will be split between theory in the classroom and clinical practice in a range of placements and the Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC).


You’ll develop your theoretical knowledge through lectures, seminars, group work, guided independent study, online learning, reflective practice, and a variety of assignments. In year 4 you’ll also undertake an independent project to extend and apply your research and analytical skills.



You’ll gain practical skills and experience through a range of mental health and adult nursing placements, such as community mental health teams, inpatient mental health services, primary care (general practice), community nursing (district nursing), hospices, care homes, and acute hospitals. You will be supported, supervised, and assessed during placements by both clinical and academic staff.


Why choose this course?

Nursing is a rewarding profession, caring for individuals throughout their lifespan. This Nursing Master's Degree is made up of theory and practice-based learning and aims to provide you with professional disciplinary knowledge for your preferred field of nursing – adult, children’s, or mental health. It will give you the opportunity to:

  • Transfer your skills and experiences to become a fully-qualified nurse in two years 

  • Undertake placements in a varied range of practice learning environments e.g., acute hospitals, community, patient’s own homes, clinics, and in the private and independent sector.  

  • Study theoretical elements that will teach you professional leadership, research skills, and evidence-based knowledge as a registered nurse to deliver safe, compassionate care, with a focus on undertaking assessments, clinical decision-making, and delivery of person-centered care, all with the evaluation of nursing practice. 

  • Choose to study the Nursing Postgraduate Diploma course or this Master of Science degree and specialize in either Adult, Children’s, or Mental Health Nursing. 

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject

  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.

  • AS / 

    A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

Career opportunities after completing Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nursing

  • Nurse Educator.
  • School Nurse/Summer Camp Nurse.
  • Nurse Administrator.
  • Public Health Nurse.
  • Nurse Researcher.
  • Nurse Informaticist.
  • Case Management Nurse.
  • Home Health Nurse.

Course Details

Part One

Developing Professional Evidence Based Nursing (Core Level 6)

Part Two

Health Vulnerability and Promoting Healthy Behaviours (Core Level 7)
Acute and Chronic Care Across the Life Span (Core Level 7)

Part Three

Innovations in Practice (Core Level 6)
Holistic Co-ordination of Complex Care Across the Life Span (Core Level 7)
Leading and Managing Nursing Care (Core Level 7)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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