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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    25 June 2019

  • This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Our partnership with the South West London Recovery College offers you the opportunity to learn from and with mental health service users.
  • Our mental health ward simulations received the Nursing Times Award in 2012 and 2016 for 'Innovation in mental health teaching'.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective module at the end of your first year. In the UK, students have worked at a wide range of settings.
  • Members of the academic team have edited and contributed to Core Texts including - Gault I et al. (2017) Communication in Nursing and Health Care (2017) and Chambers M (ed) (2017) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; The Craft of Caring.
  • Kingston is ranked number one in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables, 2020).

About mental health nursing

The focus of mental health nursing is on the person, who is placed at the centre of care. Mental health nurses work in partnership with people to enable them to identify strategies for coping and overcoming their illness. The focus of mental health nursing is on recovery enabling the person to attain a desired quality of life. Mental health nurses work to challenge out of date views regarding mental illness and help service users cope with the stigma that is still present in today's society.

What will you study?

Mental health nursing is underpinned by the notion of 'recovery', and you work collaboratively with service users to build on their strengths and manage their problems to encourage the best quality of life.

The first year is divided into two parts. In part one you will undertake a bridging module introducing you to the foundations of nursing and healthcare for a graduate nurse. In part two you will look at the context of nursing within a variety of client groups within your specific field of nursing. General nursing topics are studied alongside subjects tailored to mental health nursing. 

In your second year (part three) you will learn about the analysis and application of research and evidence base, the complexities of nursing at an individual and organisational level as well as preparing for your transition to registered nurse.


Visit the Mental Health Nursing (MSc) page on the Kingston University website for more details!

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