By promoting individual strengths, mental wellbeing and independence, Mental Health Nurses support people who are finding it difficult to cope with aspects of their life due to mental health problems.
This programme focuses on contemporary approaches in the support and treatment available for people with mental health problems. Students undertake practice learning experience for 50% of the course in a broad range of placements within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. These include NHS community and hospital placements as well as independent and voluntary sector experience.
During these practice learning experiences, students are involved in mental health nursing activities, including assessment and the provision of care for a range of patients relevant to their chosen nursing pathway. There are opportunities for international placements or experiences at various points in the programme.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme prepares students to become effective, recovery focused Mental Health Nurses able to work in a range of settings.
These include hospitals, day services, people's homes, addiction services, eating disorders services, forensic services, services for older adults with mental health problems, including dementia, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHs). There are also opportunities in private sector mental health services.
Values and Rights based Nursing practice, Health Improvement, Contemporary Health Care Delivery, Introduction to Evidence Based Practice.
Working in interprofessional teams. Understanding experiences of recovery in mental health, Human Response to Stress and Vulnerability.
Applying evidence based practice. Psychosocial interventions in mental health, Enhancing Skills in Mental Health Nursing.
Honours level dissertation, Leadership in Interprofessional teams, Advancing the Application of Values Based Nursing Practice in Health and Social Care.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
SQA Higher: BBBB including English and preferably a science subject plus Nat 5 Maths and a Science at C
A level: BCC preferably including a science subject, and GCSE English language, a Science and Maths at C/4
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including English and preferably a science subject, plus Ordinary Level Maths at 02
IB Diploma: 24 points including a science plus Maths and English
BTEC: Extended DiplomaApplied Science, Biological/ Biomedical Science or Health Care related at DMM. GCSE Maths and English at C/4 is also required.
College HNC: Care and Administrative Practice of a Science- based HNC with an A in graded unit. Applicants must have numeracy and literacy equivalent to National 5 level.
BTEC: Extended Diploma Applied Science, Biological/ Biomedical Science or Health Care related at DMM. GCSE Maths and English at C/4 is also required.
Accepted as equivalent to one Higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship.
Applicants are expected to have evidence of assessed study within the last 5 years. Selected applicants will be invited to attend one of our Applicant Days as part of the admissions process.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
English languageApplicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 with 7 in each element except Writing which is 6.5
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates are eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.
**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
Additional costs for fee paying students
Self-funded students are required to cover the cost of the following:
- Uniforms, approximately £15 each. The number of uniforms you require depends on duration of your course and can range from two to four.
- Occupational health checks and vaccination, approximately £200.
- Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. New applications cost £59. Updates to existing scheme record costs £18.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.
Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.
The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.
We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.