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Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
"I am a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registered Mental Health Nurse, as well as a Qualified Teacher. As a clinician, I have worked in both community and in-patient mental health services with children, young people, adults of working age and older adults.
My clinical interests include promoting excellence in dementia care, transcultural mental health, service user involvement in education and practice, perinatal illness (mental health in midwifery), personality disorders and psychosocial interventions (especially suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention).
In addition to giving our students the clinical knowledge they need to become first-class nursing professionals, I am also passionate about ensuring they are given the skills they need to take good care of their own mental health. By supporting them in developing their own resilience we can ensure that they are able to provide the very best patient care."
Develop your skills by working with a range of healthcare professionals.
Do placements in a variety of settings - from community based recovery teams, to acute mental health hospitals.
Apply for a scholarship with the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust worth up to £7,750* a year.
Clinical and community settings to practice your skills.
Our brand new nursing facilities at our Oxstalls campus give our students the chance to learn new skills and put them into practice before gaining real experience on placements.
Within your very own versatile clinical room you'll learn techniques and gain fundamental medical knowledge. We also have a 'teaching house' on campus, where you can develop an understanding of mental health nursing in a simulated community setting.
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
"I have extensive clinical and academic experience in working with acute and forensic mental health services in the UK and in Australia. My area of expertise is the use of postmodern nursing strategies to reduce the use of coercive measures in mental health services.
I have a portfolio of publications and have presented at a number of national and international nursing and mental health conferences."
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Designed in collaboration with the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, this course will provide you with experience and confidence, with an emphasis on leadership and shaping a 'culture of care'. The first year will see you learning the fundamental skills for mental healthcare while learning to lead and manage yourself, the second will consider leading and managing care, and the third: leading and managing service to develop your abilities to lead a team and drive service innovation.
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In partnership with the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
“We are excited about the collaboration with the university to deliver this innovative degree which we believe will equip future Registered Mental Health Nurses with the skills and compassion they require to meet the mental and physical health care needs of the nation.”
Chris Betteridge, Lead Nurse for Pre Reg Nurse Ed, Preceptorship and Widening Access, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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You'll study a variety of modules from 'Assessment and Case Formulation in Mental Health Practice' to 'Facilitating Learning in the Mental Health Workplace'.
Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.
As well as teaching by experienced nurses and healthcare professionals, placements and practice-based learning are an integral part of the course. From community based recovery teams to acute mental health hospitals, you will get the opportunity to put your learning into practice while you study, all while being supported by our dedicated staff.
112 tariff points
BBC at A levels with one subject preferably in a science subject, DMM at BTEC to include 6 units in a Science or Social Science subject.
2020 UCAS tariff table
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.
You must have a minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE grade 4/C or above, to include English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.
† Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure; selection is by interview. Please refer to the interview guide for further information.
Further information about entry requirements for Nursing (Mental Health) - September 2019 entry
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