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

Start date:

2018
2019

This is for you if… your passion for child nursing is matched by your ambition to drive changes by leading from the top.

UCAS code
B791

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

School of Allied Health Professions

Course description

Course description

This programme is subject to final written approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The NHS needs nurses, nurses work in teams - and those teams need effective leadership. Only one university offers a pre-registration nursing degree with an integrated leadership component: Leicester.

We have partnered with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to deliver this course. Our degrees draw on more than 40 years of medical education as well as the expertise of our School of Business.

Our degrees put leadership at the heart of the curriculum. Throughout your degree you will be offered mentoring by experienced leaders in the nursing profession and the wider NHS.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands-on experience. You will spend at least 50% of your time on placements, working alongside experienced nursing and medical staff.

Two pathways

These are dual registration degrees. This means you can choose to concentrate on either adult health and mental health or child health and mental health.

This degree lasts four years, at the end of which you will have the security of employment opportunities in the local NHS.

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

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

Starting in September 2018

  • £19,705 per year

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Accreditation

Accreditation

This programme is subject to final written approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Accelerated career

At the end of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse.

Once you have successfully completed the course and displayed the NHS values and behaviours, there will be employment opportunities as a nurse in the local NHS.

When you complete our leadership programme, you will leave with a clear bespoke plan to accelerate your career in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Your NHS employer will support you in achieving these milestones for you to progress into a clinical leadership role if this is something you aspire to.

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 1
  • Biological sciences applied to nursing
  • Evidence-based practice 1
  • Social and psychological concepts of public health and social care

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

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 and skills for mental health assessment and practice
  • Evidence-based practice 2
  • Treatment and therapeutic interventions in mental health
  • Planning, intervention and evaluation of care for children and young people

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 3

Year 3

Modules

  • Placements 5 and 6
  • Leadership 3
  • Pharmacology and medicines management applied to nursing practice
  • Elective/internship for nursing practice
  • Understanding the nurse/patient partnership in mental health
  • Evidence-based practice 3
  • Management of complex and long-term conditions in children’s nursing

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

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

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

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