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Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse BSc

UCAS code: B760

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

How should we care for people with mental health issues? What’s the impact of substance misuse? Why is family-centred care important? At King’s College London, we’ll help you answer these big questions and teach you how to help people during the most challenging times of their lives. Nursing is demanding, hands-on and rewarding – and so are our courses. Our graduates take on roles in the NHS and other healthcare organisations where they plan treatment and provide high quality care.

Key benefits

  • Put King’s on your CV – we’re No.1 in the UK for nursing and No.2 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • Make the most of our connections with NHS trusts and specialist hospitals across London, including South London and Maudsley - the world's oldest psychiatric ward
  • Opportunities to take an elective to study in the UK or abroad during Year 2.
  • 99 per cent of our graduates find successful employment.
  • Our study courses are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics with a strong focus on promoting evidence-based care and appreciation of translational research.

I chose King’s because of its prestigious reputation, impressive nursing course, and excellent employment opportunities. I’m based mainly at the Waterloo campus and once I am there, there is no need to leave due to the fantastic amenities – the funky canteen and huge library.

Sophia, Mental Health Nursing

The primary aim of the course is to ensure that King’s nursing graduates can deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to the public at their point of registration and that they have the ability to develop and refine their proficiencies as qualified practitioners. Nurses graduating from the course will meet the academic and clinical standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018), King’s College London and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2016). This course offers students the opportunity to develop the proficiencies required for registration as a mental health nurse.

Course Aims

  • Psychological theory and its application to nursing practice and to understanding the relationship between mental, physical and emotional health.
  • Theory and practice of medical ethics and law and its application to mental health nursing care.
  • The role of the mental health nurse in relation to systems, organisation and frameworks for care delivery both at an institutional and an individual level.
  • The growing importance of technology in health care and delivery and the role of the mental health nurse in delivering digital health.
  • The role and contribution of the mental health nurse in relation to Quality Improvement and Health Interventions both in theory and in practice.
  • The theory and practice of person-centred and holistic practice.
  • Theory of bioscience and its application to mental health nursing care.
  • Theories of social and environmental science and their application to mental health nursing in different contexts

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirement.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred

A-Levels

Required grades:
BBB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

32 points

Including 5,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Five GCSEs grade 4/C including English Language, Maths and Science. Functional Skill English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skill Maths level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements.

 

Personal statement and supporting information

A personal statement will be required when you apply through UCAS. Applicants will also be required to provide a reference as part of their application along with details on their qualifications.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Work shadowing/observation: Appropriate healthcare experience either voluntary or paid is encouraged

Interviewing: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview.  

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: 15th January 2021

We recommend applying before this date however we may consider applications beyond the UCAS deadline.

Applications will be processed through UCAS. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview before offers are made.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all students. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

25%

25%

50%

2

25%

25%

50%

3

25%

25%

50%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of qualified midwives.

A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess you and your clinical practice learning.

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

25%

25%

50%

2

50%

0%

50%

3

25%

25%

50%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas.

Graduates who qualify from our courses also gain professional registration as mental health nurse from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Many of our qualifying nurses go on to further study or gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

There are varied choices of career destinations from hospitals to community/ independent practice, research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our nursing graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in nursing and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £31,200 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

The primary aim of the course is to ensure that King’s nursing graduates can deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to the public at their point of registration and that they have the ability to develop and refine their proficiencies as qualified practitioners. Nurses graduating from the course will meet the academic and clinical standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018), King’s College London and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2016). This course offers students the opportunity to develop the proficiencies required for registration as a mental health nurse.

Course Aims

  • Psychological theory and its application to nursing practice and to understanding the relationship between mental, physical and emotional health.
  • Theory and practice of medical ethics and law and its application to mental health nursing care.
  • The role of the mental health nurse in relation to systems, organisation and frameworks for care delivery both at an institutional and an individual level.
  • The growing importance of technology in health care and delivery and the role of the mental health nurse in delivering digital health.
  • The role and contribution of the mental health nurse in relation to Quality Improvement and Health Interventions both in theory and in practice.
  • The theory and practice of person-centred and holistic practice.
  • Theory of bioscience and its application to mental health nursing care.
  • Theories of social and environmental science and their application to mental health nursing in different contexts

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirement.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred

A-Levels

Required grades:
BBB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

32 points

Including 5,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Five GCSEs grade 4/C including English Language, Maths and Science. Functional Skill English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skill Maths level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements.

 

Personal statement and supporting information

A personal statement will be required when you apply through UCAS. Applicants will also be required to provide a reference as part of their application along with details on their qualifications.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Work shadowing/observation: Appropriate healthcare experience either voluntary or paid is encouraged

Interviewing: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview.  

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: 15th January 2021

We recommend applying before this date however we may consider applications beyond the UCAS deadline.

Applications will be processed through UCAS. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview before offers are made.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all students. Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Year

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on placement

1

25%

25%

50%

2

25%

25%

50%

3

25%

25%

50%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of qualified midwives.

A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess you and your clinical practice learning.

 

Year

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

25%

25%

50%

2

50%

0%

50%

3

25%

25%

50%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas.

Graduates who qualify from our courses also gain professional registration as mental health nurse from the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Many of our qualifying nurses go on to further study or gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad.

There are varied choices of career destinations from hospitals to community/ independent practice, research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our nursing graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in nursing and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £31,200 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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