801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LQ, United Kingdom

MSc Mental Health Nursing - Kingston University

**We are proud to be ranked number one in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables, 2020). Kingston and St George’s won three Nursing Times Awards in 2019.** This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Our partnership with the South West London Recovery College offers you the opportunity to learn from and with mental health service users. Our mental health ward simulations received the Nursing Times Award in 2012 and 2015 for 'Innovation in mental health teaching'. An adult insight placement will help you develop the physical health skills needed in mental health nursing. You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year. In the UK, students have worked at a wide range of settings. including Broadmoor Hospital. The focus of mental health nursing is on the person, who is placed at the centre of care. Mental health nurses work in partnership with people to enable them to identify strategies for coping and overcoming their illness. The focus of mental health nursing is on recovery enabling the person to attain a desired quality of life. Mental health nurses work to challenge out of date views regarding mental illness and help service users cope with the stigma that is still present in today's society. Mental health nursing is underpinned by the notion of 'recovery', and you work collaboratively with service users to build on their strengths and manage their problems to encourage the best quality of life. The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare for a graduate nurse. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to mental health nursing. In your second year (part three) you will learn about the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.

  • Qualification
    Master of Science - MSc (PG)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-14
  • Location
    Main Site,LondonUnited Kingdom