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Nursing (Mental Health)
Our Nursing (Mental Health) degree enables you to care for people with diverse mental health needs. You’ll work with people with many differing mental health care needs, their families and carers.
We empower you to use your own clinical and professional judgement. You will:
- Gain the skills for evidence-based practice
- Develop a problem-solving approach to clinical practice.
You'll gain a wide variety of experience in mental health care, with opportunities throughout Oxfordshire and specialist placements available in the surrounding counties.
With this course you will gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for professional responsibility, graduating as a professional practitioner.
In line with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Future Nurse Standards (2018), our Mental Health Nursing curriculum has recently been re-developed. At our recent approval event (March 2020) we were commended by the NMC for our excellent partnership working with placement organisations and for the inclusion of a strong public health theme throughout the curriculum.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
All eligible nursing students on courses from September 2020 (new and continuing) will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
Learning and assessment
We have developed this course in partnership with:
- clinical partners
- service users and carers.
Every year you will have placements in your field of practice, with some taught content specific to your nursing field. However, there is increasing specialisation as the course progresses.
- Year 1 focuses on communities, health and wellbeing, lifespan and values.
- Year 2 lets you explore specific nursing interventions, working in partnership with patients and their families to meet care outcomes.
- Year 3 focuses on complex care of people with multiple co-morbidities and the need for health and social care services to be integrated to promote optimal health outcomes.
You can also pursue a personal interest through a range of optional modules.
After you graduate
The Mental Health Nursing BSc course at Brookes has an excellent track record of employability with 100% of our students obtaining work within two months of finishing the course. Registered Mental Health Nurses have the opportunity of post-qualification, to develop their careers in a wide range of settings, such as in hospital wards and in a range of community settings. You can progress in your career in many areas including in advanced clinical practice, research, nurse education and/or management.
The newly established Oxford Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Research (OxINAHR), can provide interested nursing graduates with a structured research career pathway opportunity, developed in partnership with local NHS partners
We also offer a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) opportunities for qualified nurses if you wish to undertake further study at post-qualifying and postgraduate level.
With a professional qualification as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), you will be well prepared for employment and will have the ability to work as a staff nurse in a range of settings. As you progress, you will have a wide range of options open to you, whether you choose to pursue a career in clinical practice in hospital or community, management, nurse education or research.
All our courses aim to prepare you to be lifelong learners and there is a wide range of courses available at Oxford Brookes for continuing professional development (CPD).
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.