Nursing with Leadership Single Field (Mental Health Nursing) MSci
On this four-year degree, alongside gaining core nursing skills and experience, you’ll learn how effective and efficient leadership is crucial to the smooth running of healthcare. You'll discover what it takes to be a clinical and professional leader within mental health nursing.
Teaching and learning
All modules ensure that you are able to function safely, competently and effectively in the core areas of nursing practice immediately after you graduate and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
University teaching takes place in study facilities across campus, and balances a mixture of lectures, small group tutorials, clinical skills teaching and interprofessional group learning opportunities (alongside other healthcare students). This builds your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years.
The four leadership modules, which are an integrated component of the programme, will enable you to develop your own leadership knowledge and skills. As part of the leadership modules, you will develop a leadership portfolio that will be part of your long-term career map - underpinning 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 numeracy skills.
We have fully embraced the rapidly changing field of digital technology, both in its application to teaching but also to the provision of holistic personalised nursing care. In the first year you will be given an iPad. Lecture and group work material is delivered directly onto these iPads enabling you to annotate during sessions. Content can also be rapidly revised and updated, and the iPad can support you to organise your own self-directed study.
At least 50% of the course will be based in nursing placements, building your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years. During these placements, you will develop skills that enable you to act professionally, exercise personal responsibility and make decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances. A system of personal development planning and reflective practice will support you in developing these employment skills.