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Mental Health Nursing (with professional registration) PGDip

Mental Health Nursing (with professional registration) PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course prepares you to work in a variety of mental health settings with a diverse range of people. You’ll gain experience within inter-professional practice and develop skills in mental health nursing across the lifespan. One of the primary roles of a mental health nurse is to enable and educate, encouraging those experiencing mental health issues to progress towards recovery. You’ll rehearse practice skills in our dedicated suites, allowing you to integrate your theory into practice in a safe environment. You’ll also experience at least 2,300 hours of placements (including elements accredited via Recognition of Prior Learning) which is required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). The course duration is a minimum of two years to ensure you gain this valuable experience.

The health economy is rapidly changing and future nurses are likely to be located in a broader range of workplaces. Your placement opportunities will therefore be in a diverse range of settings which include the growing independent sector as well as care within the community, preparing you to work effectively and meet the health care needs of an increasing ageing population. After graduating you'll have met the standards and competencies set by the NMC to register as a mental health nurse. This is a pre-registration nursing course that has been adapted for those students who already have a degree. We also offer a BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing if you don’t have a degree. Students on this PG Dip course will work alongside the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing students; however some units will be grouped with other PG Dip students from other nursing pathways, and your academic tutor will focus on your individual development at Master's level.

Careers: After completing this course, you will possess the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for embarking on a rewarding career in mental health nursing; Our graduate employment rate for the BSc (Hons) route of this course is 97%. We currently do not have any graduate employment statistics for the PG Dip route of the course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Here you?ll develop an understanding of the physical health needs of clients in mental health settings. You?ll discuss ways in which the physical health of clients might be assessed and monitored, identify the key presenting features of a range of common physical illnesses and demonstrate an understanding of physical care skills required in mental health services.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent; GCSE English/Maths: C/4; If they lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgrad community. The University has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual schools: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Human Sciences & Public Health,...more

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