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Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse MSc

UCAS code: B762

Key information

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

Whether your background is in psychology, history or art, mental health nursing is a rewarding career with unlimited potential for doing good in the world. We don’t accept everyone on our course – we want to be sure you have the potential to succeed in this demanding job. But once you’re part of our community, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re happy and achieving your best. Our Mental Health course equips you with both the practical skills and the theoretical understanding of how to care for people effectively. Being in the heart of London, you’ll come across a really diverse mix of patients and situations. So when you leave King’s, you’ll be ready to take on any challenge.

Key benefits

  • You will be studying at the No.1 nursing faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings).
  • King’s College London offers exciting opportunities with two world-class academic health science centres and renowned teaching hospitals providing mental health care.
  • Learn from a highly experienced, enthusiastic and research-active team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions.
  • 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.
  • 99 per cent of our graduates find successful employment.

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

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The overall aims of the course are to enable graduates to acquire advanced understanding, knowledge, skills and professional values in mental health nursing in order that they may develop, deliver, lead, evaluate and research healthcare practice. In addition, the course aims to ensure that nurses who graduate are skilled, competent, compassionate professionals who have satisfied the academic and clinical requirements and standards stipulated in the NMC standards of proficiency and the academic requirements of King’s College London for the award of a Master’s degree. Graduating students will possess the knowledge, skills and values to perform competently with a range of clients/patients and presentations, both in hospitals and in community settings. They will also develop skills in planning, leading and evaluating high quality care to clients/patients, their families and carers and to work effectively with inter-professional and inter-agency teams.

Course Aims

  • The course will enable the student to develop knowledge and understanding of the evidence-base for mental health nursing practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of a bio-psycho-pharmaco-social assessment of healthcare needs including psychiatric formulation of plans and strategies for meeting healthcare needs and delivering person-centred nursing practice.
  • The essential physical and mental health needs of people of all ages.
  • Self-awareness, emotional intelligence and reliance building (for health and well-being).
  • Information management and use of technology in healthcare delivery, and the role of the nurse in delivering digital health.
  • Medication management and pharmacology.
  • Ethics (including consent), law and the humanities.

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.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

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

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

Teaching methods - what to expect

A comprehensive and innovative range of teaching and learning methods is adopted, 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. The aim is to acknowledge the individuality of all students. Student-centred, inclusive learning is pivotal to the philosophy of the Faculty, and teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. Practitioners, researchers and lecturers deliver high-quality research-based teaching. The diversity of delivery methods ensures that students have a rich, diverse and exciting experience throughout the programme. Face-to-face and on-line 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

37%

16%

47%

2

19%

41%

40%

 

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written Examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, andstudents will work shift patterns similar to that of Registered Nurses. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used for assessment purposes in addition to clinical practice learning. Clinical placement/outcomes are assessed via the completion of the Pan London Practice Assessment Document and are also recorded in the On-Going Achievement Record. Clinical hours are recorded and must be achieved as required. Numeracy is also assessed and must achieve a 100 per cent pass mark.

Below are percentages for the theory modules:

Part

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

0%

100%

2

67%

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, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 credits. The course is divided into three parts, as required by NMC regulations. This enables progression points throughout the programme where students must demonstrate the required level of clinical competency. Part 1: 45 credits; part 2: 45 credits; part 3: 90 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 a 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 hospital and in-patient services, community services and teams, charity and independent sector, criminal justice system and prisons, research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our mental health graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in mental health and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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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.

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.

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The overall aims of the course are to enable graduates to acquire advanced understanding, knowledge, skills and professional values in mental health nursing in order that they may develop, deliver, lead, evaluate and research healthcare practice. In addition, the course aims to ensure that nurses who graduate are skilled, competent, compassionate professionals who have satisfied the academic and clinical requirements and standards stipulated in the NMC standards of proficiency and the academic requirements of King’s College London for the award of a Master’s degree. Graduating students will possess the knowledge, skills and values to perform competently with a range of clients/patients and presentations, both in hospitals and in community settings. They will also develop skills in planning, leading and evaluating high quality care to clients/patients, their families and carers and to work effectively with inter-professional and inter-agency teams.

Course Aims

  • The course will enable the student to develop knowledge and understanding of the evidence-base for mental health nursing practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of a bio-psycho-pharmaco-social assessment of healthcare needs including psychiatric formulation of plans and strategies for meeting healthcare needs and delivering person-centred nursing practice.
  • The essential physical and mental health needs of people of all ages.
  • Self-awareness, emotional intelligence and reliance building (for health and well-being).
  • Information management and use of technology in healthcare delivery, and the role of the nurse in delivering digital health.
  • Medication management and pharmacology.
  • Ethics (including consent), law and the humanities.

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.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

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

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree and 575 hours (approximately equivalent to four months FT) healthcare-related experience.

Applicants who have achieved a high 2:2 may still be considered, and will need to ensure they include their grades for each module for all years of study on their application, or attach a transcript from all years of study at the time of application.

Teaching methods - what to expect

A comprehensive and innovative range of teaching and learning methods is adopted, 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. The aim is to acknowledge the individuality of all students. Student-centred, inclusive learning is pivotal to the philosophy of the Faculty, and teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. Practitioners, researchers and lecturers deliver high-quality research-based teaching. The diversity of delivery methods ensures that students have a rich, diverse and exciting experience throughout the programme. Face-to-face and on-line 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

37%

16%

47%

2

19%

41%

40%

 

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical Examinations
  • Written Examinations

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, andstudents will work shift patterns similar to that of Registered Nurses. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used for assessment purposes in addition to clinical practice learning. Clinical placement/outcomes are assessed via the completion of the Pan London Practice Assessment Document and are also recorded in the On-Going Achievement Record. Clinical hours are recorded and must be achieved as required. Numeracy is also assessed and must achieve a 100 per cent pass mark.

Below are percentages for the theory modules:

Part

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

1

0%

100%

2

67%

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, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 credits. The course is divided into three parts, as required by NMC regulations. This enables progression points throughout the programme where students must demonstrate the required level of clinical competency. Part 1: 45 credits; part 2: 45 credits; part 3: 90 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 a 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 hospital and in-patient services, community services and teams, charity and independent sector, criminal justice system and prisons, research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our mental health graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in mental health and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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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.

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.

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Key information

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

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