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Nursing (Adult and Mental Health)
Mental Health and Adult Nurses are in high demand in the UK. Our MSci Nursing (Adult and Mental Health) qualifies you to work as a dual registered nurse in both adult nursing and mental health nursing.
You will gain direct care experiences with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs. A wide variety of hospital and community practice experience throughout Oxfordshire is available. There are also specialist placements available in the surrounding counties.
This exciting course is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and attitudes you'll need to succeed. We will support you to develop your interpersonal and therapeutic skills in both fields of nursing practice.
In line with the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Future Nurse Standards (2018), our Adult and 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 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 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
Early in the course, the same modules are taken by all three fields of nursing (Children’s, Mental Health and Adult).
Every year you will have placements in your fields of practice. As you progress through the course, nursing field specialisation increases. There is also a shift in focus on levels of complexity of nursing interventions.
You will learn to work independently and collaboratively in teams, with individuals, families and communities.
- Year 1 focuses on communities (local and national), health and wellbeing, lifespan and values.
- Year 2 and 3 enables you to explore specific nursing interventions. You'll work in partnership with patients and their families to meet care outcomes.
- Year 4 focuses on care of people with complex health needs. This requires health and social care services to be integrated to promote optimal health outcomes.
You can also pursue a personal interest by choosing from a range of optional acceptable modules.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
With professional qualifications as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) and Registered Nurse (Adult), you will be well prepared for employment and will have the ability to develop a career in many specialised settings, such as intensive care units, accident and emergency departments, acute mental health services, eating disorders units and mental health forensic units. They can also work in the community, within community mental health, district or practice nursing, in industry, or in the private health care sector. Opportunities also exist to work abroad, for the Armed Forces or to specialise in research, nurse education or management.
The newly established Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) 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.
Nurses have to be effective lifelong learners because healthcare is becoming ever more complex as new treatment options and strategies are adopted. As a qualified nurse there are many opportunities to develop your skills through continuing professional development, which can range from short refresher sessions through to postgraduate study, including MPhils and PhDs.
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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