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Mental Health Nursing MSc (Pre-registration)

Mental Health Nursing MSc (Pre-registration)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This new MSc course offers graduates from a range of backgrounds the opportunity to enter the nursing profession in two years. It is intended specifically to prepare you for a rewarding career where you can support people with their mental health.

This course aims to develop your knowledge of mental health, various disorders and innovative nursing care approaches. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge and competence to understand the experiences of people with mental health problems and to assist and facilitate their journey to recovery.

The Pre-Registration Master of Science (MSc) in Mental Health Nursing is a two-year, full-time postgraduate course which leads to eligibility to register as a Mental Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The course is aimed at individuals with a prior undergraduate degree and evidence of experience in health and social care. Previous undergraduate degrees may include (but are not limited to) health-related disciplines, psychology, criminology or sociology degrees. Those with non-health-related degrees must demonstrate extensive experience in the clinical health and social care sector. It is also suitable for existing nurses looking for dual qualification.

We all need 'good mental health and wellbeing' (Every Mind Matters 2019), and awareness of the importance of mental health is more prominent than ever before in schools, the workplace and society. The MSc in Mental Health Nursing aims to prepare you for working in a dynamic and fast-changing health and social care system that has an impact on all of us. Mental Health Nurses work with people across the lifespan and within a vast range of services including community, in-patient, primary care and specialist services such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Forensic Mental Health.

Mental Health Nurses must be competent in the person-centred assessment and treatment of a range of physical and mental health conditions to empower individuals to manage their own lives. This innovative course is designed to enhance your communication skills, and develop a person-centred and empathetic approach to those with healthcare needs.

Practice learning placements with local practice partners are integral to the MSc in Mental Health Nursing course and account for 50% of the course – these are organised by the university. Mental Health Nurses work in collaboration with the individual experiencing mental health issues and with a range of other health professionals to provide a multidisciplinary approach to person-centred care. You will be required to complete placements across four practice modules which may be in a variety of areas across a range of services including: community, in-patient, primary care and specialist services such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Forensic Mental Health.

Course information

Mental health nursing is a values-based profession working with children, young people and adults of all ages with a variety of mental health problems and from numerous cultures and backgrounds. These specialist nurses are usually based in hospitals or work in the community, for example, in community services, in-patient facilities, specialist forensic mental health services, residential care and patients’ own homes.

Career prospects

The course is a strong indication to current and potential employees that you have both the ability and the academic characteristics required for working in a variety of Mental Health settings. The programme is developed to position you for an accelerated career pathway to become a future nursing leader, clinical expert, educator or researcher within the profession.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Mental Health Nursing should ideally hold a good honours degree of 2:2 or above in a health-related subject. However, applications with other degrees and relevant care experience will also be considered on an individual basis; As the MSc in Mental Health Nursing is a two-year course, there is a requirement to demonstrate completion of 460 practice hours in relevant health/care settings through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to meet the NMC standard of nursing education of 2300 practice hours. The RPL process will credit students for 460 hours to meet the stated NMC criteria. Applicants will be supported in the RPL process.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more