Nursing /RN Mental Health
School - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Subject area - Nursing
UCAS Code: B760
Start Dates(s): January; September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year for Home/EU students
- Close links between University and clinical staff across the Greater Manchester area
- Learn in our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities
- 50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector
- Clinical placement opportunity
Mental health nurses provide care for people experiencing mental health problems, working in the community, specialist hospitals or health centres. You will learn about how to support people during the most acute phases of their distress, how to work with people who have issues around substance misuse or offending behaviour and how to help those with ongoing mental health problems.
When attending the University you will be welcomed into a relaxed and friendly environment in which to learn. A wealth of facilities are available to you including formal teaching, group and one-to-one sessions; all provided within a comfortable and enriching learning space.
50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector which includes prison placements, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified nurse mentors.
In the third year you will have the opportunity to go on an international placement to experience care outside of the UK for example, in Sweden or Germany.
On successful completion of this course you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/nursing-foundation-year for details.
This course is delivered over three semesters per year. Throughout this course theory and practice are integrated into each module.
You will acquire the essential knowledge, skills and professional attitudes needed to meet the needs of the users, carers and significant others. You will develop knowledge of concepts of health, public health and health promotion including an awareness of factors affecting health within a diverse and multi-cultural society. You will do this through the development of knowledge and the fundamental skills required for all nurses and within your chosen field of practice.
You will apply essential knowledge, skills and the professional attitudes needed to deliver and promote holistic care of mental and physical health across the life span by analysing decision-making, problem solving and prioritising skills in nursing practice.
You will prepare for the transition from student nurse to qualified professional nurse both professionally and autonomously in order to manage yourself and others effectively. You will be able to develop practice using the best available evidence that incorporates both nursing expertise and knowledge, together with that of the patient/service user.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.