What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Fundamental Nursing Skills
Link theoretical knowledge with fundamental nursing skills in a safe clinical simulation environment giving you a firm grounding in preparation for clinical practice.
Fundamentals of Professional Practice
Explore ethical, legal, and professional dimensions of nursing practice and use research skills as part of academic writing.
Get your first taste of working in a healthcare environment with the support of a practice supervisor and practice assessor. Participate in people’s care with support and guidance from others.
Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health
Explore how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age impact on their health and life experiences.
Build on Practice 1 to become more confident and competent in participation in care with guidance and support from others.
Second year modules
Developing Nursing Skills
Consolidate your clinical skills in a clinical simulation environment and extend and apply your knowledge of life and social sciences to nursing practice.
Developing Professional Practice
Explore how nurses work within multidisciplinary teams, with patients and service users and their supporters to deliver safe, effective, meaningful care.
Be an active participant in care under the guidance and supervision of practice supervisors and assessors.
Critical Perspectives on Assessment and Formulation within Mental Health Nursing
Question and explore your own and alternative perspectives on mental health and develop skills to promote meaningful individual recovery.
Build on Practice 3 to become more confident and competent in participating in care with minimal guidance and supervision from others.
Final year modules
Leading and Managing Care
Explore the leadership role of the registered nurse as facilitator of change who drives forward the quality of care and mitigates risk.
Work towards practicing independently with minimal supervision as well as lead and coordinate care.
Underpinnings of Contemporary Mental Health
Consolidate knowledge and skills from the programme in preparation for practice as an accountable practitioner who can think critically within the milieu of contemporary mental health care and service provision.
Build on Practice 5 and continue to lead and co-ordinate care with increasing confidence and confidence whilst practicing independently with minimal supervision.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.