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1 BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

2 The qualification BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) Eligibility to apply for registration as a mental health nurse on the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register

3 Safe, competent, confident practitioner Accountable and Autonomous Life long learning skills Research/Evidence based practice ethos Non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory Course aims

4 Highly integrated and focused course Course completed over 3 years full time The course will be delivered with a balance of theoretical, practical and placement learning Inter-professional education opportunities with other health & social care students Course structure

5 The new NMC Standards for Nursing Education - all years of the course have generic modules and shared learning Unlike previous courses - degree has a field-related focus from the outset to allow learning to be applied specifically to mental health The BSc (Hons) Nursing degree ensures that students will have the skills to react and respond appropriately to the needs of all people in accordance with NMC requirements Course structure

6 3 years 1 2 3 120 Credits There is a requirement for 50% Theory 50% Practice Course structure

7 Students are required to work shifts (including night duty/ weekend work) and attend handover meetings to ensure 24-hour care provision experience Students required to work 37.5 hours per week or the equivalent over two weeks Placements take place throughout the South West (you will be required to travel to and from placements) DoH bursaries include travel and accommodation for placements Practice/Clinical placements

8 Travel to practice placements in both rural and urban areas develops a broader practice experience Placements and study centres

9 Practice placement experience

10 The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) facilitates an inter- professional approach Possibilities for shared learning occur in both theory and practice areas Students have the opportunity to learn with, and from students from other fields of nursing, as well as cognisant professional groups including Social workers, Dieticians, Medics, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists Inter-professional learning

11 GCSE: Five subject grades at C or above, Must include English, maths and a science A levels: 240 UCAS tariff points (minimum 160 points from two A levels) Preference social science profile Apply before all qualifications are obtained Your application

12 Non Standard Academic Qualifications BTEC National Diploma in a science or health related subject or Access to higher education For non-graduate applicants, evidence of academic study in the last five years is required Personal statement References Your application

13 Demonstrate an interest in, and understanding of, mental health and mental health professions Evidence of related work experience Demonstrate evidence of good communication skills Ability to care for others Problem solving and use of initiative Personal statement

14 Ability to study/work independently and in groups Extra curricular/outside interests Willingness to learn Quality of written work Supportive reference Personal statement

15 Entry is competitive Students are advised to be positive about study skills as it will enable you to study more effectively. Addressing the following skills is particularly good preparation Numeracy: Including fractions & decimals Literacy: Including scan reading, academic writing, spelling and grammar IT skills: Word processing, e-mail and the use of the internet Read around biological and behavioural sciences as well as what is currently informing mental health care services Recommended study skills

16 Commitment to the course Be sure before you start Disclosure Barring Service check Occupational health screen Up to date vaccination record required If offered a place

17 Any questions?

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