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Institute of Health

Mental Health Nursing

MMHN Full-time 2 years

This demanding route is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated graduates, looking to rapidly advance their career within the nursing profession.

This demanding route is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated graduates, looking to rapidly advance their career within the nursing profession.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 1 September 2020
  • Award MMHN
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

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.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £5325 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • All candidates must hold an Honours degree (Bachelor) at 2:2 or above. 
  • Candidates must have GCSE grade C/4+ (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 620hrs experience (paid or unpaid) in a health care setting in order to establish caring attributes, commitment and resilience for a career in nursing. The portfolio will evidence achievement equivalent to part one of the pre-registration nursing course, which is aligned to the NMC Future nurse: Standards of proficiency (2018). 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.
  • 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.
  • There will be continuous opportunity for you to submit evidence for your portfolio however it has to be completed by June 2020 and all outstanding admission requirements by July 2020
  • Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).
  • All offers are subject to a successful values based interview,

    Read further information regarding interview preparation

  • For applicants that were born outside of the UK and who have not lived in the UK for a period of 2 years at the time of application, this means that you will be required to undergo an international criminal record check via our on-line DBS process. The process and timescales vary from country to country so it is important you give this your utmost attention and priority. For further information relating to these checks please visit https://smsweb.wlv.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/adms/GBG_Inf_Pack.pdf and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants
  • Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes (https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Home-or-Overseas-fees-the-basics) will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and who do not require Tier 4 sponsorship or are in the UK on a Tier 2 visa. 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.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (mental health).

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01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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