Nursing with Leadership Dual Registration Mental Health and Child MSci, 4 years

This is for you if... you aspire to be a future leader in the nursing profession.

UCAS code
B791
Start date
September 2018

Contact
+44 (0)116 252 2969/2985/2966
med-admis@le.ac.uk

School of Allied Health Professions

Course description

Course description

The University of Leicester has been providing healthcare education for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for more than 40 years.

This course has been developed with academics from our School of Allied Health Professions and School of Business. The local nursing service providers at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) have also been key to ensuring that you will be equipped to deliver modern-day nursing care as part of the next generation of nursing leaders. Strong links with clinical placement partners from the NHS has been essential to creating this innovative course.

You will be taught by nursing academics and clinicians with national and international reputations for expertise in nursing education. The teaching staff have been selected based on their subject specialist expertise and are recognised leaders in their specialised areas of clinical practice.

The balance between the university academic learning (theory) and placement learning (clinical) components set out by the NMC will enable you to achieve the required standards to become a registered nurse.

You will be learning alongside medical, midwifery, operating department practice and physiotherapy students.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A-levels: ABB (including Human Biology preferably, however Biology, Chemistry or Physics will be considered). Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives.
  • GCSE: Maths and English Language at grade B/6.  Human Biology/Biology or Chemistry or double science at grade C/4.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care considered only when combined with Biology/Human Biology at A-level.
  • International Baccalaureate: 36 points with 18 at Higher Level including grade 6 in Biology. Minimum of grade 5 Maths or 6 in Maths Studies at SL, 5 in English at SL (if GCSE requirement not met).
  • Access to HE: Science based diploma including 15 level 3 topics in Human Biology/Anatomy and Physiology. 45 Distinctions and 15 Merits.
  • Graduate entry: Honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:1 (or international equivalent)

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 (a minimum score of at least 7 in all areas): as required by the NMC regulatory body.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in September 2018

  • £9,250 in your first year. After 2018/19, the tuition fee you pay may increase annually in line with inflation and is subject to government regulations

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

Starting in September 2018

  • £26,810 per year

Starting in September 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Year 1

Year 1

Modules

  • Foundations of nursing practice
  • Placements 1 and 2
  • Foundations of professional practice
  • Foundations of clinical leadership
  • Biological sciences applied to nursing
  • Foundations of evidence-based practice
  • Social and psychological concepts of public health and social care

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Year 2

Year 2

Modules

  • Placements 3 and 4
  • Clinical leadership 2
  • Holistic assessment and recognition of health and social care needs in children’s nursing
  • Fundamental knowledge, values and skills for mental health assessment
  • Evidence-based practice 2
  • Treatment and therapeutic interventions in mental health
  • Planning, intervention and evaluation of care in children’s nursing

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Year 3

Year 3

Modules

  • Placements 5 and 6
  • Clinical leadership 3
  • Pharmacology & medicines management applied to nursing
  • Internship/elective
  • Understanding the nurse/patient partnership in mental health
  • Evidence-based practice 3
  • Management of complex and long-term conditions in children’s nursing

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Year 4

Year 4

Modules

  • Evidence Applied to Professional Practice (dissertation/project/research)
  • Placements 7 and 8
  • Clinical leadership 4
  • Professional, ethical and legal challenges in nursing
  • Management of complex and long-term conditions in mental health
  • Preparing for professional practice

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Teaching and learning

In university-based teaching there is a balanced mixture of lectures, clinical skills teaching and inter-professional group work. At least 50% of the course will be based in nursing placements, building your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years. In each academic year there is an opportunity to learn alongside other healthcare students supported by experienced academic lecturer-practitioners and clinically qualified staff. Your iPad will support your learning throughout, including supporting you in organising your own self-directed study.

The four leadership modules that are an integrated component of the programme will enable you to develop your own leadership knowledge and skills facilitated by leadership learning sets. As part of the leadership modules, you will develop a leadership portfolio that will be part of your long-term career map, which will underpin your accelerated career trajectory. You will prepare for professional practice, focussing on the knowledge and skills required for lifelong learning and professional practice, including specific interview preparation, presentation skills and numeric skills.

You will develop the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances. This will be fostered by reflection and the internalisation of professional values. A system of Personal Development Planning is essential to engage and support the student in developing these skills.

All modules ensure that students are able to function safely, competently and effectively in the core areas of nursing practice immediately upon completion of the programme and successful professional registration with the NMC. The programme enables graduates to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to sustain their continuing professional development and lifelong learning throughout their careers.

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Course Qualification Duration UCAS Code Start Dates Availability
Course Nursing with Leadership Dual Registration Mental Health and Child Qualification MSci Duration 4 years, full-time UCAS Code B791 Start Dates September 2018 Availability Apply Now