City, University of London

City, University of London

Mental Health Nursing

The Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing is designed for well motivated individuals looking for a rewarding and challenging career. City's Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing offers you the opportunity to train in one of London's leading and most well-established departments for nursing education. Our priority is to ensure that you graduate with the skills and knowledge to enter the mental health nursing profession, which can often be a stressful and challenging environment, with confidence. As a student at City, you will combine theoretical study with clinical experience, working with London's diverse population in leading hospitals and community settings. We will prepare you for all aspects of the profession including supporting people working towards recovery, dealing with crisis and emergency situations, improving the effect of patients' physical health, detecting deterioration and how to approach, assess and provide the most appropriate care and treatment in differing situations. As a Mental Health Nurse, you should be patient and compassionate in order to recognise individual needs and the appropriate interventions for them. It is all about helping people make positive changes to their lives and supporting them on their journey of recovery.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines with a first or second class honours degree, applicants must show an awareness of health or health-related care issues.

Applicants must demonstrate competency in spoken and written English and numeracy through GCSE Maths and English at A*-C.

We also take into account previous work experience.

You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced Criminal records checks. References may be requested. Successful completion of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is required.

Due to the high demand for places on NHS funded courses, as well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend a selection day held at City, University of London. You will be asked to complete the NHS Constitution Assessment, which is used to demonstrate that your values match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.

Course modules

In part 1 the module is 'Relationship centred care and concepts of biology for health' (HSM 001). This module accounts for 25% of the total assessment.
In part 2 the two theory modules cover 'Acute care, diagnostics and treatment' and 'Long term care'. Together, these two modules account for 50% of the total assessment.
Part 3 involves preparation for registration through the leadership and management module (HSM 051). This module accounts for 25% of the total assessment.

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of the Postgraduate Diploma, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. The practice element is assessed by the development of a record of achievement in practice and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Modules are also assessed through essays or seminars.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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