This demanding route is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated graduates, looking to rapidly advance their career within the nursing profession. This course has been closely developed with local Trust partners to reflect the increasing and rapidly changing requirements in patient care provision. The MMHN (PG) will create autonomous nurses with the clinical and leadership skills to synthesise data that will optimise the best possible patient care for people with mental illness.
The course will be split 50% in a clinical practice environment and 50% in academic setting of the University. As well as graduating with a Master’s Degree, upon successful completion you will be apply to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Upon completion of the course, students will be able to practice as a Registered Nurse in the field of Mental Health Nursing.
Travel expenses to University placements will not be funded. A learning support fund is available, to check whether you are eligible please visit here.
What happens on the course?
The two year full time course will focus on the acquisition of nursing skills in order to manage safe effective evidence based care to patients, through a range of relevant clinical placements, whilst undertaking the shift patterns of professional nurses. Students will be supported by appropriately qualified and inspirational mentors. This will facilitate the development of nurses that have advanced caring skills and the ability to improve quality and drive health care services.
The development of complex mental health nursing practice will be acquired from a variety of community and acute settings reflecting the key drivers within the health sector. Academic mastery will be cultivated through problem based learning approaches with opportunities for skills simulation in our laboratories. Learning will be supported by academic experts and researchers in the field of nursing and interprofessional learning with other healthcare disciplines. This course would also be suitable for existing graduate NMC registrants wishing to undertake a 2nd registration at Masters Level in the field of mental health nursing.
Students wishing to undertake this course will be self-funding or apply for a student loan.
Within the philosophy of the MoN programme, we actively seek and encourage our clinical partners and experts to input directly into the student teaching experience. Within the teaching programme the Recovery Near You team deliver for us an excellent learning opportunity for our MoN students focussing on the issues around drug and alcohol misuse, addiction, psychological, physical, social and criminal consequences of these behaviours and the support and interventions they offer. Organised by Diane Smith from the RNY service, the students are exposed to a two day structure delivered by a variety of clinical specialists within the team, including: Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Service Users. This not only ensures that all of the students (Mental Health and Adult) are exposed to this specialist area, it also strengthens the important links and constructs between theoretical knowledge and clinical practice.
The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures are open to the public and gives you the opportunity to visit the University. The subjects span across education, sport, social care, psychology, health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Developing Nursing Practice
Wolverhampton City Campus
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
Wolverhampton City Campus
Progressing in Mental Health Nursing
Wolverhampton City Campus
Shaping Mental Health Nursing Practice
Wolverhampton City Campus
Who accredits this course?
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (mental health).
All candidates must hold an Honours degree (Bachelor) at 2:2 or above.
Candidates must have GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English.
Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations.
Applicants who are not from the UK are required to have an English Language Qualification IELTS level score of 7 or above
Post graduate applicants will have to demonstrate a minimum of 770hrs experience (paid or unpaid) in a health care setting in order to establish caring attributes, commitment and resilience for a career in nursing. This will be mapped against the progression point 1 criteria stipulated by the NMC (2010); Applicants must demonstrate competence through completing a reflective portfolio in order to meet the NMC requirements for a shortened course and fulfil the NMC requirements of accreditation of prior learning.
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a values-based interview.
We operate a gathered field approach for applications received for this course to ensure fairness, and will therefore consider the results of interviews collectively. As a result (depending on interview dates) you will receive results from the interview (and if successful an offer of a place) in either mid-December 2018 or mid-February 2019..
Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).
All applicants are required to complete a recognition of prior learning experience portfolio as evidence as part of the entry requirements. Failure to meet deadlines of submission of evidence would result in withdrawal from the application process. All offers are also based on a satisfactory occupational health report and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate.
The NMC do not prevent overseas students from applying for a nursing and midwifery courses if they are self-funding. However the students will need to fully meet our entry requirements and also the NMC requirements (Standards for pre-registration nursing), which includes the IELTS requirement for nurses of 7.0, IELTS applies to EU and Non EU.
This course is not available to international students who are living overseas. Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom. Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.
Course fees and finance
Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.