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Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC registration MSc

Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC registration MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

On completion of this programme Newly Qualified Nurses will be assessed as fit for practice within their chosen field and prepared for delivering high quality innovative complex care within a variety of healthcare settings. They will be prepared for leadership positions and will be prescriber ready.

Course description

  • Our nursing programmes are approved to the NMC’s new Future nurse: Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses
  • This is a flexible course with routes to both Postgraduate Diploma and the full MSc possible within just two years of full-time study
  • Both the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc routes lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council at the end of the two year course, as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements.
  • You will adopt a person-centred approach to care, develop critical evaluation skills and develop the caring professionalism required to thrive in your career as a nurse
  • The course will equip you with vital nursing skills and our use of clinical supervision throughout the course will enable you to develop resilience and reflective practice.

This course is underpinned by the desire to deliver kind, compassionate nursing care. It is a two year, full-time degree and supports those with a prior degree (2:2 or above) to become a registered mental health nurse at an accelerated pace. You will also need prior work experience in a service user context, allowing you to demonstrate the skills that underpin professional nursing registration. Your prior experiences will contribute to the learning opportunities within the course and together these will provide eligibility to register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as long as you meet the NMC’s requirements.

Careers

On successful completion of this degree you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and go into practice as a nurse.

We offer full support to help you achieve your career goals, including guidance on applications, CVs and interview techniques. Health care organisations large and small attend our annual employer fairs as part of their recruitment drives. Some of our students are fortunate enough to have several job offers by the time they complete their course.

Graduates from this programme will go on to work within hospitals and in community based teams. They may also go into community care homes, forensic services or the voluntary sector. There may also be opportunities for you to work overseas.

The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

Modules

Nursing in Practice Mental Health - Core
The Developing Nurse - Core
Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health - Core
Application of Evidence within Nursing Practice - Core
Complexities in Mental Health Nursing - Core
Leading Innovation and Improvement for the Transition to Registration Mental Health - Core
Independent Scholarship - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,700

Entry requirements

Students will need: Education-Essential: Grade C (or Grade 4) maths and English (or equivalent); Honours degree 2:2 or above. Desirable: Grade C science; Experience of education or study within the last five years is preferred. Work Experience-Essential: 450 hrs of work experience* (equivalent to 12 full-time (37.5 hrs weeks) in a service user context** obtained in the last five years.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more

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