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BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (Advanced Standing)

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  • Clearing
  • UCAS Code:
    B761
  • Institution:
    B50

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let's talk about your future.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or apply online.

Many nurses may wish to undertake training for a different part of the nursing register at some point in their careers. This programme provides a conversion course for nurses who wish to move from one part of the nursing register to another.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing.

Acceptance on to the programme depends on a number of factors. For example:

  • Initial field of registration.
  • A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Nursing
  • The date of the applicant’s original registration.
  • The availability of adequate resources to enable the applicant to join the programme with advanced standing e.g. vacancies within programmes, or placements.

The duration of the course is 2 years and our admissions team will need to be assured that you are able to meet all professional and academic requirements and will consider your previous qualifications and clinical experience.

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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated. There was insufficient data to publish information specifically for this course. This is either because the course size is small or respondent numbers were low. Therefore, the data displayed is for all students in Nursing.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

2 years including mandatory full-time placements

Accreditations:

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Entry requirements:

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let's talk about your future.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or apply online.

International entry requirements:

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

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Course details

This course prepares you to work in a variety of mental health settings with a diverse range of people. You will gain experience within inter-professional practice and develop skills in mental health nursing across the lifespan.

Located within the Department of Nursing Science, the BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing course is part of the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences' Nursing Framework, which also offers BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and BSc (Hons) Children & Young People’s Nursing courses, all with advanced standing options.

We have developed this course as part of a co-ordinated suite of nursing courses to enhance student learning and prepare you for practice. Our approach to interprofessional education means that throughout the course students will take part in shared workshops, lectures and learning events with other students on health related courses.

However as a mental health nursing student, there will be aspects of the course where you will be taught by staff who have specific mental health nursing experience and you will be taught in groups with other mental health nursing students, so that your learning is tailored and specific to your chosen field of expertise. Your placements and assessments will also be field specific and you will use mental health nursing case scenarios to apply learning to mental health nursing practice.

You will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the units. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators and technicians. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from local healthcare services and workshops run by service users (patients and carers) who are part of the teaching team.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification (pdf 1.1mb)

Placements

As a Nursing student, you will spend 50% of your time on the course in a practice placement setting, and the remaining 50% studying – whether at home, at the library or on campus attending lectures, seminars or working under the guidance of our demonstrators in the Practice Skills suite.

The Practice simulation suites are a great way for you to try your hand at practical skills before you go on placement, as they provide a safe environment and allow you to continually work on skills necessary in the workplace, as you can see in our course video

Throughout the course you will gain experience of caring for clients in a variety of setting, such as elderly care, medical, surgical, community and critical care.

Find out more about Health & Social Care placements

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

Mental health issues are experienced by one in four people during their lifetime, giving you plenty of scope to make a real difference once you graduate, regardless of what area of the profession you go into. A diverse range of roles are open to you as a mental health nurse, allowing you to forge a career that you're truly passionate about. You can work within the NHS or in the private sector and can be based in a hospital environment or community setting.

Being able to educate those with mental health problems about how to work towards a recovery, as well as supporting their families, is important regardless of the job you have and this course will ensure you’re equipped to do exactly that.

97% of our students are working or studying six months after graduating.

There was insufficient data to publish information specifically for this course. This is either because the course size is small or respondent numbers were low. Therefore, the data displayed is for all students in Nursing.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section, including NHS finance information. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

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