Nursing with Registration Mental Health Nursing Modules

First year

Practice experience 1: this module is used as a vehicle to monitor NMC and European Union (EU) requirements, professional practice outcomes, professional conduct and student attendance

Transition in to Higher Education: This introductory module aims to facilitate and support student transition into higher education, ensuring that he student develops the foundations skills required to be successful on the graduate nursing programme. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop the knowledge and skills essential for critical appraisal of evidence and life-long learning to prepare them for future employability.

Foundations of Nursing Practice: introduces you to conceptual matters relating to natural and social sciences and how these underpin nursing practice

Foundations of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology in Nursing:  This module explores human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on pharmacology.

Influences on Wellbeing: This module will support students to develop understanding of the influences on wellbeing and health and how this can impact on individuals and groups throughout the lifespan.

Foundations of Field of Practice: Students will explore foundational pathophysiology, assessment and identification of immediate and essential care needs for patients/clients within their specific field of practice.

Second year

Practice experience 2 - this module is used as a vehicle to monitor NMC and European Union (EU) requirements, professional practice outcomes, professional conduct and student attendance

Evidence Based Practice and Research: The module will examine a range of research paradigms and will provide students with skills and understanding involved in planning, designing, contextualising and thinking critically about research, which underpins nursing and health care practice.

Patient Journey – Primary Care: This module will enable students to develop their knowledge regarding the patient’s first point of contact with health care services through involvement with primary care services.  You will learn about the context of factors that influence patient behaviour and their decision making processes.  You will examine common illnesses and experiences alongside some long-term health conditions utilising a holistic perspective and the importance of health promotion.

Patient Journey – Acute Care: This module explores acute nursing care (in secondary care). Students will develop skills in working with commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions, recognizing and responding to the deteriorating patient and the utilization of safe interventions to support patient care in the acute nursing care context.

Patient Journey – Community Care: This module explores the principles of complex care management concerned with the factors which affect the epidemiology, demographics and progression of long-term illness, and the factors which are intrinsically important to the development of care pathways and care bundles, particularly related to collaborative care and community. 

Third year

Practice experience 3 - This module is used as a vehicle to monitor NMC and European Union (EU) requirements, professional practice outcomes, professional conduct and student attendance

Independent Critical Inquiry: Students will be supported to complete an independent critical inquiry on a subject relevant to your nursing field of practice. This will enable you to develop the skills required to access and assess evidence and implement changes in practice to ensure that nursing practice is underpinned by valid evidence base. 

Leadership and Service Improvement: This module will develop students’ knowledge in understanding accountability and skills in relation to nursing leadership, and of the leadership roles and responsibilities of a registered nurse.

Managing Complexities in Nursing Practice: This module will enable you to critically analyse the knowledge, skills and decision-making processes that are required to work successfully as an interprofessional team member when implementing safe, effective and evidence-based person-centred care for patients/clients/service users who have multiple complex care needs.

Consolidating Care and Professional Practice: This module will provide knowledge and skills rehearsal in preparation for your employment and transition into contemporary professional practice within a dynamic health and social care environment, thereby supporting you in the transition to the role of registered nurse with confidence. Students will also develop their own personal supervisory skills to ensure that that are “practice supervisor ready” upon qualification, to support the education of future nurses.

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