**For students starting this course in September 2018, a new scholarship worth £4,450 is available from City, University of London to those who demonstrate either clinical or academic excellence.**
The MSc in Adult and Mental Health Nursing prepares you for a rewarding career at the forefront of modern healthcare. You will graduate as a nurse eligible to register with the NMC as an adult and mental health nurse, leaving you equipped to support the delivery of quality healthcare in a contemporary health service.
Mental illness has a huge impact on the physical health of an individual. People with mental health conditions are at a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems, such as diabetes and heart conditions. In addition, people with long'term physical health conditions are more likely to suffer from a mental health issue, particularly depression. There is a need to develop a nursing workforce that is fit for the current demands of healthcare in the UK.
This Masters programme, where you will be eligible to apply for registration with the NMC as a registered nurse in the mental health and adult fields of nursing, will provide you with the opportunity to meet this demand.
Unit one: Foundations in Health and Nursing comprises one core theory module ' Relationship Centred Care and Concepts of Biology for Health (15 credits). The practice component of Part 1 comprises ' Engaging in Practice 1(15 credits). Part 2 has field specific modules which reflect the two pathways that you will undertake. In each pathway there are two core theory modules and a practice experience module which incorporates simulated practice. Adult Field, there are two theoretical units to Part 2 of the programme: Unit Two: Acute Care comprises one core theory module ' Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnostics and Treatment: Adult Nursing (15 credits). The practice component of Part 2 comprises one module ' Engaging in practice 2: Adult Nursing (30 credits). Unit Three: Long Term Care comprises one core theory module ' Experiencing Long term Care, Rehabilitation and Recovery: Adult Nursing (15 credits). Engaging in practice 2 Adult Nursing ' this continues on from Unit Two. Mental Health Field. There are two theoretical modules and one combined theoretical and practice module to Part 2 of the programme: Unit Four: Principles of Mental Health Practice (15 credits) ' A theory and practice module. The theory component will take place in Unit Four. Acute Care comprises one core theory module ' Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnostics and Treatment: Mental Health Nursing(15 credits). Unit Five: Long Term Care comprises one core theory module ' Experiencing Long term Care, Rehabilitation and Recovery: Mental Health Nursing(15 credits). Principles of Mental Health Practice (15 credits) ' A theory and practice module. The practice component will take place in Unit Five. Part 3 has a common theory module and practice module which reflect the adult and mental health fields you will undertake. It has two core theory modules and a combined theory and practice experience module. There is one Theoretical Unit in Part 3 of the programme: Unit Six: Developing Leaders and Managers of Care has one theory module Leading and Managing in Health Care Practice (15 credits). Integrated Dissertation Module (45 credits) ' The theory of this module is taught in Unit Five but the dissertation supervision with be provided in Unit Six. Integration of Adult and Mental Health Practice Module (15 credits) ' A combined theory and practice module, the practice component will take place in Unit Five
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- Applications are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines with a first or second class honours degree, but must demonstrate an awareness of health or health related care issues. You must have at least 500 clinical hours to be eligible for the MSc programme.
- You must also demonstrate competency in spoken and written English and numeracy through a minimum of Grade C or overseas equivalent in GCSE Maths and English. In line with NMC Standards (Circular 03/2008), where the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is offered as evidence, applicants whose first language is not English must achieve an overall average score of 7.0, with at least 7.0 in the listening, reading writing and speaking sections.
- You must demonstrate insight into one or more of the following; public health, health care policy, health promotion, the politics of health, history of health care, epidemiology, sociology of health and illness, cultural diversity and health care, psychology, nursing and/or experience of caring, e.g. Work experience, caring for relatives. You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearing. Academic and character references may also be requested.
- Due to the high demand for places, shortlisted prospective applicants will be required to attend an assessment day held at City, where you will need to demonstrate your numerical and literacy skills, in addition to values that match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.