Nursing with Registration (Mental Health) MSc



About the course

Update July 2017: We will be considering applications for the February 2018 intake. Please apply in the new UCAS cycle, which opens for application submissions on 6 September 2017. Interviews will be held at the end of October 2017.

The demand for mental health nurses is ever increasing while the requirement for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is also growing.

If you have undergraduate degree from a health, social care or health science related area and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then course will enable you become a registered nurse in two years.

You will study both in an academic setting and work in clinical practice environments enabling you to complete the necessary knowledge and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse.

NHS Constitution

The NHS constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS "aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. "

Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process. View the Constitution here





Nursing with Registration (Mental Health) - MSc - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Postgraduate
  • UCAS Code - B703
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Mar,Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

  • Study using innovative teaching methods including our high-tech Simulation Centre
  • Engage in a Service Improvement Project that will enable you to develop the skills to make a real change to the quality of service provision in practice.
  • Develop the practical skills, knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours needed to nurse adults with mental health issues (with their cares) professionally and compassionately
  • Benefit from a course that will lead you to a challenging and rewarding career as a registered mental health nurse in a range of healthcare environments, including community hospital and residential settings, and can provide a route to specialised clinical practice, management or education.

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Developing Mental Health Nursing Practice (NMH011-3) Compulsory
  • Introducing Mental Health Nursing Practice (NMH010-3) Compulsory
  • Preparing For Mental Health Nursing Registration (NMH012-3) Compulsory
  • Clinical Assessment And Decision Making In Mental Health Nursing (NMH003-6) Compulsory
  • Clinical Leadership (NUR012-6) Compulsory
  • Dissertation For Mental Health Nursing Registration (NMH004-6) Compulsory
  • Fundamentals Of Mental Health Nursing (NMH001-6) Compulsory
  • Life, Health And Social Sciences For Nursing (NUR009-6) Compulsory
  • Pharmacology And Medicines Management In Mental Health Nursing (NMH002-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methods For Nursing (NUR011-6) Compulsory
  • Values, Policy And Governance In Nursing And Healthcare (NUR010-6) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy for this course is closely aligned to the teaching and learning strategy which is designed to have: immediate professional relevance; foster active learning, be leaner-centred in approach and draw on expertise-by-experience. The choice of assessments is determined by their fitness for purpose i.e. to evidence achievement of unit learning outcomes at Masters level (Level 7).

To enhance your understanding and experiences of assessment practices you will encounter a wide range of formative and summative assessment methods including those that enable you to undertake practice-focussed tasks that have the potential to influence care delivery. Many of the assessment tasks are designed so that you can tailor them to your professional interests, experience and development needs. They are also designed so that you can rehearse ways of thinking and acting that are professionally relevant. Examples include: written assignments ranging from reflective pieces to case studies and academic essays as well as assessed practice within your placements. Assessments are also designed to support you integrating learning in theory and practice and in demonstrating that integration. The assessments culminate in a choice of dissertation projects: a service improvement project, a literature review or a research proposal

Entry requirements

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Written test (literacy)
  • Written test (numeracy)
  • Health screening

  • a 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science-related subject
  • GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English, or equivalent
  • IELTS Grade 7 overall and 7 in each area where English is a second language.
  • A minimum of 600 hours recent direct healthcare experience

Applications may be considered from candidates with Bachelors degrees in other disciplines if they have significant direct health care experience.

There may be the opportunity for candidates who have some, but not sufficient, practice experience to be offered further practice experience prior to the course start. This would be on the basis of paid employment as a health care assistant with one of our placement providers.

  • Submission of an extended CV which demonstrates your academic achievement and graduate transferable skills, your health care related achievement and your commitment to the profession of nursing, aligned to the course learning outcomes specified.

All candidates will be required to attend a selection event.  On arrival, documents including passport and education certificates will be checked. During the selection event your numeracy and literacy skills will be tested. If you pass the test you will undergo an interview and will be required to participate in a group discussion to determine if you posses personal attributes and values congruent with healthcare practice. Lecturing staff, practitioners from placement areas and service users will participate in the selection process.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

During the course you will acquire a range of professional and transferrable skills which are intended to prepare you for working as an mental health registered nurse. The course provides a student-focused process for integrating personal, academic and career development. You are encouraged to undertake self-assessment to identify your strengths, interests and development needs in relation to your learning needs. Through negotiation with your personal academic tutor you will be enabled to identify your areas of interest and the areas in which you feel you need to develop. Towards the end of your studies you will be actively supported and advised regarding employment application and potential career development.



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and funding

  • Fees are £8,250

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £8,250

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

UK/EU

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

International

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

How to Apply

  • UK students applying for this postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS

  • EU students applying for this postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS

  • International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country.

    You can also apply online

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