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London South Bank University: Mental Health Nursing

Institution London South Bank University View institution profile
Department Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
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Study type Taught

Summary

Mental health nursing is a constantly evolving field, with as many as one in four people experiencing a mental health issue each year. We'll help you to meet the challenges of effective mental health care provision.

You'll gain practice experience in a wide range of in-patient and community settings, reflecting the diversity of mental health specialities. This could include acute psychiatry, child and adolescent mental health, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, substance use and rehabilitation.

Employability This course will equip you with the skills to work in a diverse range of mental health nursing roles across a range of settings, including the NHS and the private health care sector. Successful completion of the course fulfils the requirements for graduates to be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse - Mental Health.

Time spent on placement During the course you will spend time involved in both academic study and clinical practice within a broad variety of healthcare settings. A clinical practice placement allows you to put theory into practice by working with a range of health professionals in clinical situations to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to become a competent nurse. Although sometimes initially challenging, practice learning is one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of learning to be a nurse.

Personal tutoring As a Health and Social Care student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support. Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

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London South Bank University

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with a can do, go do attitude, welcoming over 15,000 students from 130+ countries and a global alumni network of over 80,000.

LSBU has served south London and beyond for over 125 years with a consistent commitment to providing high-quality education to all. The university has strong links with employers and courses are applied, accredited and offer placement opportunities.

The university is made up of seven schools offering both research and taught postgraduate courses:

•           School of Applied Sciences

•           School of Arts and Creative Industries

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