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Northumbria University

Nursing Studies (Mental Health, with registration)

UCAS Code: B740
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

30%

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
30

English Language

UCAS tariff points
120-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

30%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course shares a number of modules with preregistration nursing degrees, enabling you to gain a solid foundation in patient care before specialising in mental health in your second and third year. We pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to integrate evidence-based theory into practice. This will ensure you have the confidence to respond imaginatively to the healthcare needs of those using mental health services, whilst providing care to the whole family to facilitate and support recovery. At our Coach Lane Campus you will benefit from our well equipped Clinical Skills Centre, providing NHS standard equipment and resources for simulation and practical skills training. This course has a very practical, hands-on element, with 50% of your learning based on practice placements including NHS Trusts, private sector healthcare and specialist providers, enabling you to take your theory into real-life settings. Please note we also offer courses in Adult Nursing

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to professional practice; information resources and skills; social policy: implications for health; nursing care in the community; biological basis of nursing; psychosocial influences on health; fundamental concepts in clinical nursing; nursing care of the adult; interpersonal and communication skills; legal and ethical aspects of care; theories, concepts and values in nursing; introduction to mental health nursing. Year 2: Researching health; families and health; nursing care of children and young people; maternity care; caring for people; learning disabilities; contemporary issues in mental health nursing; mental health promotion and maintenance; therapeutic interventions in mental health nursing; psychological approaches in mental health nursing; mental health nursing in acute care provision. Year 3: Interventions for people with enduring mental illness; mental health nursing of the older person; community mental health nursing practice; social and political issues in community health; health needs analysis; enquiry into practice; professional issues; dissertation.

Northumbria University

City Campus East

At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
68%
13%

Year 1

14%
57%
29%

Year 2

12%
62%
26%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
42%
33%

Year 1

33%
50%
17%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
42% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
374 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% MED
Average graduate salary £21.5k LOW
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

95%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject with the most degree graduates in 2012 - over 14,300. We'll always need nurses in this country, so it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same – they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management.
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