We aim to develop your knowledge, skills and academic capacities, so that you can build a meaningful nursing career that balances your own continuous personal growth with doing public good for the varied communities you will care for across your working life.
The course will consider what it means and how to provide mental health care in a contemporary, culturally diverse context and what is needed for the profession to continuously improve and add value to the lived experiences of the populations we serve.
You will complete a series of theory modules over three parts, that analyse and critique modern mental health approaches and treatment modalities, including the medical model, psychotherapeutic approaches, anthropological understanding of health beliefs, public health approaches and the social determinants of health, amongst other ideas and concepts.
The clinical practice components of the course will consist of placements in all years of study, in a variety of primary and secondary mental healthcare services, such as community and hospital teams, forensics services, specialist providers of mental health care and every other place where mental health nurses can play a role in the prevention, treatment and recovery of people with mental ill-health.
In addition to becoming a graduate mental health nurse the course will enable achievement of recognised additional qualifications in skills such as mental health first aid and in suicide prevention. It is also possible to self-fund short volunteering experiences overseas.
Our overall aim as a nursing lecturing team and as a university is that you have access to the best of teaching, learning and clinical experiences, so that you can become a skilled, thoughtful and , authentic mental health nurse who is confident that they are making a positive difference to people lives and the wider communities that you work within.