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MSc - Master of Science
People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Mental Health Nursing (General)
Why choose this course?
This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Our partnership with the South West London Recovery College offers you the opportunity to learn from and with mental health service users. Our mental health ward simulations have received Nursing Times Awards for 'Innovation in mental health teaching'. You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year.
What you will study
Mental health nursing is underpinned by the notion of 'recovery', and you work collaboratively with service users to build on their strengths and manage their problems to encourage the best quality of life. The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within mental health. In your second year (part three) you will learn about the analysis and application of research and evidence base, the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.
Teaching and assessment
We offer a range of innovative and flexible approaches to teaching and learning which includes: classroom based learning; simulated practical exercises; case based learning; clinical placements; self-directed learning; individual and group working; research; and online resources.
After you graduate
This course enables you to join as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will be able to progress into a variety of nursing careers, from acute, community and specialist settings within the NHS or independent sector across the lifespan. This could include settings such as hospitals, GPs, community mental health nursing teams, prisons, drug and alcohol services, forensics, CAHMS, eating disorder units, private hospitals and third sector organisations.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Students need a health or science-related degree is preferred at 2.2 or above. Health and science-related degrees could include health studies, psychology, physiology, biology, social sciences, or related studies to the above. A minimum of 650 hours of health or social care related experience undertaken in the 12 months prior to your application. Applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) claim form to demonstrate the achievement of 650 hours of recent experience. Successful achievement of this form, along with a testimony, are a condition for entry to the programme. They must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017), including English language and, maths (and a science subject is preferred), or equivalent qualifications, together with evidence of academic study, ideally within the last five years.
Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of postgraduate and research degree courses alongside a cosmopolitan university experience. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, top-class resources and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic facilities, which are: The...more