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Canterbury Christ Church University: MSc Mental Health Nursing

Institution Canterbury Christ Church University
Department School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Web http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/
Email courses@canterbury.ac.uk
Telephone 01227 782900
Study type Taught

Summary

The MSc in Nursing is an accelerated nursing programme taking two years to complete and is open to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree with Honours from any field of academic study (for example: English Literature, Sports Science, Biochemistry, or Psychology). Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career that can offer you a wealth of opportunities once you have qualified. As an autonomous registered nurse, Adult field of practise, you will have the opportunity to work alongside people experiencing changes to their health and wellbeing, for example an acute episode of illness or managing an enduring health condition. If you are unsure which field of nursing practice (Adult or Mental Health) is right for you our programme offers you the opportunity to change your chosen field at the end of the first semester. During the first semester, each student will undertake a four-week practice experience in both a mental health care setting and an adult physical health care setting. Following these two experiences you will be offered the opportunity change or confirm the field of nursing practice you would like to complete (subject to practice learning capacity). You will then continue with your studies and undertake your field specific modules.

Our programme provides you with a number of practice experiences across Kent and Medway, and across the range of health care settings including hospital and community based services where you will be supported by registered health and social care professionals to develop your understanding of, and competency in, nursing practice. Our programme uses problem based learning and clinical supervision to enable you to become a reflective and competent practitioner. Working in groups or individually you are provided with a series of problems to solve and directed towards learning materials and tasks that will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills. You will consider these issues through discussion, debate, and reading to develop a critical understanding of the role of the nurse. We are very proud that our programme, including our learning materials, have been developed in partnership with people using healthcare services to ensure you explore experiences from their perspective, and develop as a person centred practitioner.

As a registered nurse, there are a myriad of career opportunities open to you including clinical specialisms, advanced practice, community nursing, management, education, and research. You could also work overseas or join the armed services.

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