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This programme typically receives a high volume of applications, so we would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and in advance of the 30 June 2021 deadline. We may not be able to consider applications received after this time for the current intake, although late applications will be considered for the following intake.

Northumbria University has an established reputation for excellence and innovation in nursing education. We are working closely with our NHS partners to deliver a pre-registration Nursing Science Masters that embodies the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s ‘Future Nurse’ standards, to equip you to lead your profession. 

This two-year Masters will allow graduates from any undergraduate subject to build on their experience in a caring role, and graduate with NMC Registration. Studying within the requirements of the new NMC standards means that you will be prepared for rapid career progression in mental health nursing, especially when combined with the high-level attributes that you will acquire as a Northumbria postgraduate.

You will study partially at our Coach Lane Campus, and partially on placement, with both strands running alongside each other to give you an integrated approach to theory and practice. You will study within the standard university semester system, allowing time during the Easter and summer breaks for additional projects and internships – or simply a well-earned rest.

This programme will equip you to be curious, creative and collaborative in your care. It will allow your compassion to thrive within an evidence-based approach. And it will enable you to make a genuine impact on the mental health and wellbeing of your clients and patients. 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 Years Full Time

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
January 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in any subject, and GCSEs at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above in English Language and Mathematics.

Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Following interview, applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) document to provide evidence of undertaking a minimum of 500 hours of occupational or voluntary care work, and a minimum of 700 hours of appropriate theoretical learning and understanding, which can be evidenced from a previous degree and practice.

Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. Applicants must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in the written section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.

The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications
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Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: £18,500

Full EU Fee: £32,000

Full International Fee: £32,000



Scholarships and Discounts

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ADDITIONAL COSTS

You will be required to purchase a fob watch and suitable footwear for use in placement, which will cost approximately £80. You will need to pay for your own travel costs, which may be approximately £800 per year depending on your placement location. You may be eligible to claim reimbursement of travel costs from the NHS Business Authority. Up to date information relating to this can be found at: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/student-services. If using a car to attend placement, you may also need to pay parking charges of approximately £200 per year.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

MH0714 -

Applied Life Science for Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

The content of Applied Life Sciences will be informed by the proficiency standards outlined in Annex A and B in ‘Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (NMC, 2018).

This module will introduce the concept of safe nursing practice, effective communication, medicine management, and the proficiencies of physical assessment. This module will be taught across the year aligned to your learning within MH0715 and MH0716 bringing together theory and practice to facilitate your development as a safe and effective practitioner. You will learn how to observe and assess people of all ages in terms of symptoms and signs of physical ill health. You will learn how to take, record, interpret a patient’s vital signs, and use communication tools to support verbal and written reports. An introduction to basic medicine calculation and management will also be part of your learning. You will consider and develop fundamental nursing skills to act in a holistic, individualised, non-judgemental, and honest way, with integrity, and apply principles of The Code (NMC, 2018). Prior to your first placement, you will complete a number of mandatory requirements, which will enable you to practice with confidence and to protect your patients. These mandatory requirements will include Moving and Handling (M&H), Basic Life Support (BLS), and de-escalation techniques.

These skills and proficiencies will be supported by opportunities to participate in a variety of a blended approach teaching methods including face-to-face practical sessions, simulated education including standardised patients, human patient simulators, immersive interactive environments and partial task trainers. This will be underpinned by online learning resources contained within the BlackBoard Ultra site and will be taught by experts. These dynamic learning opportunities will support you to develop knowledge and help you gather evidence, which will inform your attainment of your Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA).

More information

MH0715 -

Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health in Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

Encouraging and supporting families regarding to lifestyle changes that could improve their health is an element of nursing that you will undertake in both community and hospital environments. You will be introduced to key concepts in contemporary public health promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities through the facilitation of health enhancing activities.

You will increase your knowledge and awareness of a range of strategies to support people across the lifespan in promoting health and preventing ill health. This will include a range of health promotion approaches and models and will develop your skills in promoting behaviour change in your professional practice. You will explore the relationship between the wider health determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities incorporating skills required to understand and undertake community profiling.

By building upon the skills and knowledge from concurrent modules you will be able to show resilience and tenacity within the often challenging situations faced with regard to health promotion in clinical practice. Through developing assessment and communication skills and enhanced evidence based knowledge you will have a comprehensive and holistic approach to managing care in partnership with the people receiving it.

More information

MH0716 -

Assessing and planning for complex on-going needs in Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

This module will enable you to learn about the nature of assessment and planning for ongoing care in mental health nursing specifically addressing the knowledge required to meet the proficiencies outlined in Platform 3: Assessing needs and planning care, in the NMC (2018) Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.You will be encouraged to critically explore contemporary theoretical perspectives and approaches, considering their application to the individualised needs of the person receiving care. Key concepts related to nursing models, research skills, independent learning will be addressed.

Central to contemporary mental health nursing practice is the notion of recovery. You will debate themes and principles crucial to recovery orientated practice, critically analysing approaches such as person-centered care; partnership working between the professional and individual receiving care; and collaborative partnerships with other professionals and agencies. How such approaches impact on shared decision making in relation to treatment options, assessment and the development of care plans will be a central theme of the module.

You will critically consider competing perspectives in relation to traditional models of care and more contemporary understandings. Utilising a strengths based approach you will develop an understanding of humanistic inter-personal approaches to assessment and on-going care in exploring the nature of the helping relationship, developing a broad ranging perspective of the person within the context of their personal, social and environmental domains.

The module requires you to demonstrate your growing skills in academic research, through the appraisal of contemporary literature relating to people with complex care needs. The module explores the philosophical assumptions underpinning contemporary healthcare literature to select appropriate research findings to apply to current nursing practice.

More information

NS0709 -

Nursing Practice Module 1: Becoming a Safe, Caring Professional (Adult) (Child) (Learning Disability) (Mental Health) (20 Credits)

This practice module will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to your current practice placement experiences. The practice module will both support your learning while you are in practice and provide an environment, within university, to consolidate the skills and knowledge necessary to progress effectively. By using a concept curriculum approach, the nursing practice module will support you to learn how to become an accountable professional, lead and manage nursing care, and work in teams.

During the first year, you will learn the fundamental skills that are necessary for safe, effective and professional practice.

During the majority of your first year clinical placements you will return to university for two days a week to reflect on your experiences. You will learn together with your peers and examine theoretical concepts such as professionalism, interprofessional learning, medicines management and safeguarding that will enhance your practice. Seminars and workshops will focus on a range of subjects that will enhance your professional nursing practice.

You will learn how to develop your Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA) and how to reflect on your personal and professional development. You will learn about the importance of patient centred and recovery focussed approaches and will be asked to reflect on feedback given by Experts By Experience (EBE). These skills are the start of your development as an evidence-based practitioner.

More information

MH0717 -

Principles of Innovative Nursing Practice in Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

This module will consolidate the concepts and nursing interventions considered within the previous skills module in year one. You will develop an array of advanced nursing skills required for innovative practice within your chosen field of nursing, as you explore the care required and the impact this has upon those nursing interventions. You will continue to have the opportunity to practice such skills in a simulated clinical setting. You will bring your developed communication skills, as well as previous knowledge and experience, to learning advanced nursing interventions in support of your leadership and management placement and the requirements for being a new registrant.

These dynamic learning opportunities will help in gathering evidence and aid you in the completion of your professional portfolio, demonstrating that you are capable of independent practice and celebrating your achievements.

More information

NS0710 -

Nursing Practice Module (2) Leadership, Quality and Team Work in Nursing Practice (Adult) (Child) (Learning Disability) (20 Credits)

This module, which is based in practice, will provide you with the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge supported by year one practice placement experiences and prepare you for working life as a registered nurse. The module content will specifically focus on leadership, quality and team work, learning will be blended between recall days at the university and online via BlackBoard Ultra as we support your transition to be a registered nurse.

By using a concept curriculum approach, the nursing practice module will support you to become an accountable professional, working in teams to lead and manage quality nursing care. Within the context of your practice placements you will critically reflect and debate contemporary theories and explore service improvement models, which support sustainable service improvement. Applying your knowledge of team and interprofessional working you will learn how to coordinate safe and effective high quality care. This will include a collaborative approach embedding the views of service users, lay carers and colleagues in the delivery and enhancement of care. You will be provided opportunities to critically reflect on your own personal and professional responsibility for your continued development as a manager and future leader of service improvement. You will learn how to manage uncertainty and put into practice the strategies that develop resilience in yourself and others.

Through dynamic learning opportunities in practice you will gather evidence to aid completion of your North East Electronic Practice Assessment Document (NEEPAD). Through critical reflection and self assessment you will complete your Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA) demonstrating your capability and readiness for independent practice. This demonstrates to a future employer that you are fit to practise as a registered nurse caring for people of all ages and across all care settings.

More information

NS0711 -

Developing Nursing Practice through Research (60 Credits)

This module will build directly on the proficiencies outlined in Platform 7: Coordinating care, in the NMC (2018) Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses. You will have the opportunity to apply principles of partnership, collaboration and interagency working to research and the development of a research idea. You will be encouraged to understand health legislation and current health and social care policies, which influence health research and research priorities. You will be provided with the principles of health economics as an area of health research and explore other areas and research methodologies. These areas of knowledge will be used to inform a dissertation designed to explore an area of challenge when providing safe, effective and person-centred nursing care for people of all ages. This is a year long module providing the time to develop a research topic, which reflects the complexities of providing mental, cognitive, behavioural and physical care in the clinical settings most relevant to your field of registration. You will have the opportunity to work alongside research staff, assess and direct the development of your research skills and present your research proposal in both written and verbal forms.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

MH0714 -

Applied Life Science for Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

The content of Applied Life Sciences will be informed by the proficiency standards outlined in Annex A and B in ‘Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (NMC, 2018).

This module will introduce the concept of safe nursing practice, effective communication, medicine management, and the proficiencies of physical assessment. This module will be taught across the year aligned to your learning within MH0715 and MH0716 bringing together theory and practice to facilitate your development as a safe and effective practitioner. You will learn how to observe and assess people of all ages in terms of symptoms and signs of physical ill health. You will learn how to take, record, interpret a patient’s vital signs, and use communication tools to support verbal and written reports. An introduction to basic medicine calculation and management will also be part of your learning. You will consider and develop fundamental nursing skills to act in a holistic, individualised, non-judgemental, and honest way, with integrity, and apply principles of The Code (NMC, 2018). Prior to your first placement, you will complete a number of mandatory requirements, which will enable you to practice with confidence and to protect your patients. These mandatory requirements will include Moving and Handling (M&H), Basic Life Support (BLS), and de-escalation techniques.

These skills and proficiencies will be supported by opportunities to participate in a variety of a blended approach teaching methods including face-to-face practical sessions, simulated education including standardised patients, human patient simulators, immersive interactive environments and partial task trainers. This will be underpinned by online learning resources contained within the BlackBoard Ultra site and will be taught by experts. These dynamic learning opportunities will support you to develop knowledge and help you gather evidence, which will inform your attainment of your Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA).

More information

MH0715 -

Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health in Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

Encouraging and supporting families regarding to lifestyle changes that could improve their health is an element of nursing that you will undertake in both community and hospital environments. You will be introduced to key concepts in contemporary public health promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and communities through the facilitation of health enhancing activities.

You will increase your knowledge and awareness of a range of strategies to support people across the lifespan in promoting health and preventing ill health. This will include a range of health promotion approaches and models and will develop your skills in promoting behaviour change in your professional practice. You will explore the relationship between the wider health determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities incorporating skills required to understand and undertake community profiling.

By building upon the skills and knowledge from concurrent modules you will be able to show resilience and tenacity within the often challenging situations faced with regard to health promotion in clinical practice. Through developing assessment and communication skills and enhanced evidence based knowledge you will have a comprehensive and holistic approach to managing care in partnership with the people receiving it.

More information

MH0716 -

Assessing and planning for complex on-going needs in Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

This module will enable you to learn about the nature of assessment and planning for ongoing care in mental health nursing specifically addressing the knowledge required to meet the proficiencies outlined in Platform 3: Assessing needs and planning care, in the NMC (2018) Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.You will be encouraged to critically explore contemporary theoretical perspectives and approaches, considering their application to the individualised needs of the person receiving care. Key concepts related to nursing models, research skills, independent learning will be addressed.

Central to contemporary mental health nursing practice is the notion of recovery. You will debate themes and principles crucial to recovery orientated practice, critically analysing approaches such as person-centered care; partnership working between the professional and individual receiving care; and collaborative partnerships with other professionals and agencies. How such approaches impact on shared decision making in relation to treatment options, assessment and the development of care plans will be a central theme of the module.

You will critically consider competing perspectives in relation to traditional models of care and more contemporary understandings. Utilising a strengths based approach you will develop an understanding of humanistic inter-personal approaches to assessment and on-going care in exploring the nature of the helping relationship, developing a broad ranging perspective of the person within the context of their personal, social and environmental domains.

The module requires you to demonstrate your growing skills in academic research, through the appraisal of contemporary literature relating to people with complex care needs. The module explores the philosophical assumptions underpinning contemporary healthcare literature to select appropriate research findings to apply to current nursing practice.

More information

NS0709 -

Nursing Practice Module 1: Becoming a Safe, Caring Professional (Adult) (Child) (Learning Disability) (Mental Health) (20 Credits)

This practice module will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to your current practice placement experiences. The practice module will both support your learning while you are in practice and provide an environment, within university, to consolidate the skills and knowledge necessary to progress effectively. By using a concept curriculum approach, the nursing practice module will support you to learn how to become an accountable professional, lead and manage nursing care, and work in teams.

During the first year, you will learn the fundamental skills that are necessary for safe, effective and professional practice.

During the majority of your first year clinical placements you will return to university for two days a week to reflect on your experiences. You will learn together with your peers and examine theoretical concepts such as professionalism, interprofessional learning, medicines management and safeguarding that will enhance your practice. Seminars and workshops will focus on a range of subjects that will enhance your professional nursing practice.

You will learn how to develop your Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA) and how to reflect on your personal and professional development. You will learn about the importance of patient centred and recovery focussed approaches and will be asked to reflect on feedback given by Experts By Experience (EBE). These skills are the start of your development as an evidence-based practitioner.

More information

MH0717 -

Principles of Innovative Nursing Practice in Mental Health Nursing (20 Credits)

This module will consolidate the concepts and nursing interventions considered within the previous skills module in year one. You will develop an array of advanced nursing skills required for innovative practice within your chosen field of nursing, as you explore the care required and the impact this has upon those nursing interventions. You will continue to have the opportunity to practice such skills in a simulated clinical setting. You will bring your developed communication skills, as well as previous knowledge and experience, to learning advanced nursing interventions in support of your leadership and management placement and the requirements for being a new registrant.

These dynamic learning opportunities will help in gathering evidence and aid you in the completion of your professional portfolio, demonstrating that you are capable of independent practice and celebrating your achievements.

More information

NS0710 -

Nursing Practice Module (2) Leadership, Quality and Team Work in Nursing Practice (Adult) (Child) (Learning Disability) (20 Credits)

This module, which is based in practice, will provide you with the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge supported by year one practice placement experiences and prepare you for working life as a registered nurse. The module content will specifically focus on leadership, quality and team work, learning will be blended between recall days at the university and online via BlackBoard Ultra as we support your transition to be a registered nurse.

By using a concept curriculum approach, the nursing practice module will support you to become an accountable professional, working in teams to lead and manage quality nursing care. Within the context of your practice placements you will critically reflect and debate contemporary theories and explore service improvement models, which support sustainable service improvement. Applying your knowledge of team and interprofessional working you will learn how to coordinate safe and effective high quality care. This will include a collaborative approach embedding the views of service users, lay carers and colleagues in the delivery and enhancement of care. You will be provided opportunities to critically reflect on your own personal and professional responsibility for your continued development as a manager and future leader of service improvement. You will learn how to manage uncertainty and put into practice the strategies that develop resilience in yourself and others.

Through dynamic learning opportunities in practice you will gather evidence to aid completion of your North East Electronic Practice Assessment Document (NEEPAD). Through critical reflection and self assessment you will complete your Ongoing Record of Achievement (ORA) demonstrating your capability and readiness for independent practice. This demonstrates to a future employer that you are fit to practise as a registered nurse caring for people of all ages and across all care settings.

More information

NS0711 -

Developing Nursing Practice through Research (60 Credits)

This module will build directly on the proficiencies outlined in Platform 7: Coordinating care, in the NMC (2018) Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses. You will have the opportunity to apply principles of partnership, collaboration and interagency working to research and the development of a research idea. You will be encouraged to understand health legislation and current health and social care policies, which influence health research and research priorities. You will be provided with the principles of health economics as an area of health research and explore other areas and research methodologies. These areas of knowledge will be used to inform a dissertation designed to explore an area of challenge when providing safe, effective and person-centred nursing care for people of all ages. This is a year long module providing the time to develop a research topic, which reflects the complexities of providing mental, cognitive, behavioural and physical care in the clinical settings most relevant to your field of registration. You will have the opportunity to work alongside research staff, assess and direct the development of your research skills and present your research proposal in both written and verbal forms.

More information

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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