Staffordshire University

MSc Nursing Practice Mental Health

Nurses across different specialties have a vital and uniquely placed role in supporting individuals, families, and communities to achieve meaningful connections and change in their lives. Our pre-registration postgraduate Nursing degree will prepare you to become part of a rewarding profession with care, compassion, communication, courage, competence, and commitment at its center.

Regulated by The Nursing & Midwifery Council, our course will equip you for a career in Nursing within a diverse range of settings both in hospitals, clinics, community environments, and specialties. The Course has two routes:

  • Nursing Practice (Adult) MSc
  • Nursing Practice (Mental Health) MSc

Upon completing the course, you will be able to evidence and demonstrate the standards and competencies required for entitlement to registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The course will enable you to develop the core skills, knowledge, and values fundamental to Nursing practice.

These Masters level pre-registration courses are available to graduates already holding a degree from any discipline, looking to gain a Nursing (either an Adult Nursing or Mental health Nursing) qualification and, eligibility for registration with a professional body in two years rather than three, providing an accelerated route into the profession. You will also be eligible to apply for the NHS bursary.

Entry Requirements

  • Courses requiring a 2:1 degree

  • All candidates must evidence 675 hours of practical experience (paid or unpaid) in a health care setting within the last five years which has been signed off by a UK-based current NMC registrant. You should have worked with this individual for a period of no less than 150 hours. This registrant should have also signed off your proficiencies detailed in the RPL portfolio.
  • All candidates must produce evidence that is capable of being mapped to all Part 1 theory outcomes within your RPL portfolio. This includes recognition of your previous academic study and is equivalent to 500 of your theory hours.
  • Candidates must have literacy and numeracy at level 2.
  • Applicants who are not from the UK are required to have an English Qualification IELTs score of level 7 or above.

Career Prospects

This pre-registration course is available to graduates already holding a degree from any discipline and looking to gain a nursing qualification and registration with a professional body in approximately two years as opposed to the usual three or four, providing an accelerated route into the profession.

Our course is therefore ideal for anyone who is caring and compassionate and looking for a change in career direction to make a difference in people's lives.

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Practice (Adult) MSc or the Nursing Practice (Mental Health) MSc, graduates will be eligible to apply to register with the NMC as qualified nurses. This internationally recognized qualification opens up a whole world of opportunities. Many of our nursing graduates gain employment with our placement providers, and studying at the postgraduate level can lead to a wider range of job roles at a higher level.

Eager for more knowledge? The Nursing Practice MSc courses are the perfect foundation for higher-level, more research-focused study and upon completion, you will be ideally placed for further academic study at Ph.D. level.

Course Details

All modules are either 20 credits which equates to 200 hours of study time or 40 credits which equates to 400 hours of study time. The specific type of study time varies from module to module and includes scheduled teaching and learning activities, such as online lectures, webinars, videos and briefings, online interactive discussions, individual tutorials, on-campus presentations, simulation exercises, and discussion. Guided independent study hours will include accessing online materials, tasks, discussions, and recommended reading. Independent study hours include preparation of summative assessment and portfolios, reading and researching.

Year One

Human Factors, Risk, Decision Making, And Uncertainty 20 credits
Mental health Nursing In Practice 4,5,6 20 credits
Physical And Mental Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, And Prescribing Preparation 40 credits

Year Two

Care Delivery: Leadership And Management 40 credits
Mental Health Nursing In Practice 7,8,9 20 credits
The Evidence Base for Practice 40 credits

*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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