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Plymouth University

Nursing (Mental Health)

UCAS Code: B760

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


120 points to include 64 from 2 A Levels science subjects preferred. Excluding General Studies

Pass with 33 credits at Merit or Distinction including 15 at Science / Social Science . Grade C/4 at GCSE English and Maths required.

Accepted in combination with other qualifications

Considered in combination

Accepted in combination with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

28 overall to include 5 at higher level subject. Science preferred Maths and English accepted within.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Obtain H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 (all at Higher level). You will also need to meet the GCSE Maths, English and Science requirement

considered in combination

considered in combination

considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

Health / Science subjects preferred

considered in combination

120 points to include CC at Advanced Highers. Science subjects preferred

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

120
60%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Mental health nursing

Mental health nurses have a unique and profound impact on the lives of the people they care for, building and maintaining therapeutic relationships across all aspects of people’s lives. You'll gain the clinical and communication skills required to support the individual within their own recovery process. You'll develop the knowledge and experience to work within community, primary and acute care settings, and gain the confidence to help clients take the first steps to changing their lives.

You will focus on developing your interpersonal skills and the importance of building of therapeutic relationships. You’ll also focus on developing the practical and effective skills of relationship building with service users. You’ll have a balanced learning experience with a wide and innovative range of teaching and assessment methods both in academic study and in practice. Your time with us will enable you to work with a range of allied health professions and other fields of nursing.

* Emphasises the need for both interpersonal and technically skilled use of therapeutic conversations in supporting people to live the best lives they can on their own terms.

* Is strongly focused on developing your interpersonal skills and the importance of building of therapeutic relationships. The teaching team have a shared ethos that these activities are central to mental health nursing.

* Is focused on the practical and effective skills of relationship building with service users; to that end we teach a range of evidence based approaches to both assessment and treatment.

* Has been developed through strong relationships with service user organisations whose input helps the creation, delivery and assessment of values-based practice.

* Offers a balanced learning experience with a wide and innovative range of teaching and assessment methods both in academic study and in practice. Equal importance is given to theory and practice. Your time with us will enable you to work with a range of allied health professions and other fields of nursing.

* Includes clinical placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, designed to maximise your range of experiences and clinical skills.

Modules

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the course philosophy and perspectives on mental health. You'll learn about the concepts and theories common to all fields of nursing, and develop your skills in effective communication, collaborative working and professional practice. Your theoretical knowledge will be strengthened during two supervised practice placements.

In your second year, you'll learn skills to undertake effective collaborative assessment and understand how to react to clients’ distress. You'll develop your personal and professional skills in order to enhance your critical thinking and work in a safe, evidence-based way. You'll also look at the impact of mental health from the perspective of service users and carers, and explore policies that shape service delivery.

In your final year, you'll develop skills to deliver an effective range of interventions for clients experiencing complex needs. Your research skills will be strengthened through an opportunity for extended study on a mental health topic of your choice. You'll be able to apply your theoretical knowledge and understanding in practice, ensuring you'll be fully capable of a practitioner status.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth University

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Mental health nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B
346

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
7%
Caring personal services
4%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

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£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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