WHAT IS A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE?
A mental health nurse cares for patients with common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive states. These illnesses can affect one in six people at any one time. Mental health nurses help patients to overcome their ill health, or to come to terms with it, so they can lead as normal a life as possible. Severe and enduring mental health problems such as schizophrenia affect about one in 200 people each year.
Concerns about mental illness are such that the Government has given a high priority to this area, along with coronary heart disease and cancers.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Our Mental Health Nursing course adopts a person centred approach to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide safe and effective nursing care . It will enable you, if successful, to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practise as a registered Mental Health Nurse in a range of diverse health and social care settings. It will educate you to a high clinical, professional and academic standard ready to practice in the 21st century, to meet the needs of people who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
Nursing is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and contribute to care as part of a team.
This course will build and develop your knowledge and skills as a practitioner working with people in a variety of settings working in partnership with service users and carers. The management and organisation of service provision is constantly changing and developing in line with health and social care policy. In your role as a registered nurse you will be involved with these developments working with other professionals towards continuous service improvements.
INTAKES: September and January
WHERE: Wolverhampton City Campus
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