University of West London

St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, United Kingdom

Nursing (Mental Health)

Mental health nursing is an exciting, rewarding and challenging career. You will support people with a wide range of mental health conditions such as: - anxiety - depression - stress-related illness - personality disorders - psychotic disorders i.e. Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder - dementia - eating disorders - drug and alcohol addiction. As a student studying mental health nursing you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Nursing and become registered as a Mental Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will learn how to assess, plan, promote and support a person’s recovery, facilitating their involvement and enhancing their level of control over their condition (this is called a recovery focused approach). Importantly, you will also learn how to care for your client’s physical health needs. You will learn how to build effective, compassionate relationships with people and their relatives and carers. You will develop an understanding of the legal context of the work of a mental health nurse and be able to identify whether and when someone may be at risk of harming themselves, or someone else. You will learn to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, for example with psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, health visitors, social workers, police, relevant charities, local government and housing officers. Your aim will be to deliver high quality mental health care, in partnership with clients and their families and carers (co-production), underpinned by current research findings. This exciting course will also allow you to develop a broad range of skills including, teaching, leadership and management. Finally, you will reflect the values of the NHS Constitution and the 6 Cs: - Care - Compassion - Competence - Communication - Courage - Commitment. We have a 98.9% employment rate (Source 2014-15 DLHE), with many graduates gaining employment in local Trusts/healthcare organisations. Following graduation, you may wish to undertake further study to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills, in specialist areas of care delivery. For more details please see the Career and study progression section. Reasons to choose University of West London: • You will benefit from a fantastic range of high-tech, innovative teaching resources, making your learning fun and engaging. • Our teaching staff are highly committed, passionate, subject specialists, with clinical currency, who will be there to support you during your course. • All our students have a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your academic life. You'll also have access to the University's mentoring service. • You will be given regular, personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice, helping you to succeed. • We have achieved the highest external ratings for the quality of our pre-registration Nursing courses and have been shortlisted for 3 awards at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2016.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main site - West London,London