This course does not follow the usual University term times
The College of Human and Health Sciences Admissions Department will contact you direct with your start date.
The academic year starts early September and ends late the following August. Students must attend 42 weeks in total in each year of the programme. Students have 10 weeks non term time (NTT) in each year, over Christmas, Easter and the summer.
This programme meets the professional outcomes that are identified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as essential pre-requisites for registration as a Mental Health Nurse. Successful completion of the course will result in Registered Nurse (Mental Health) status with the NMC, and an honours degree.
50% of the teaching for Mental Health Nursing students will take place in healthcare placements, and the other 50% will be taught at university.
This is a three-year, full-time carefully integrated modular programme of theoretical and clinical study to provide structured development of professional skills. All modules are compulsory.
The first year of your three-year course is taken up by the common foundation year. During this period you will receive a general introduction to core skills and knowledge which are equally applicable to every field of nursing.
Mental Health students will also be taught how to nurse adults, children, and mothers and new-borns.
Teaching is based on a social model and students will be taught to appreciate healthcare and the well- being of the patient in the wider context.
As such students should expect to be taught the following subjects as applied to nursing:
- Anatomy and pathology
- Sociology and psychology
- Law and ethics
- Interpersonal skills and communication
You will be taught the skills to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based care to promote the health and wellbeing of adults with acute and chronic conditions.
Some modules are available to study through the medium of Welsh. Please contact Amanda Jones for further information.
The programme offers a framework of evidence-based learning. In practice, students are supervised and assessed by an experienced mentor. In university, they are assessed through exams, essays, presentations, and group work. Students are tested not only on their skills and knowledge but on their values and behaviour(s) too.