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Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing BSc Honours

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January 2018
September 2018
Minimum one year part-time
£77 per credit (UK/EU) *
Course leader
Lawrence Dadzie

In 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Council amended its required minimum outcome for pre-registration nurse education to degree level study. As a result, employers will increasingly require their nurses from band five upwards to hold a degree qualification as a minimum. This course will enable staff to top up their qualification to degree level and therefore maximise opportunities for career progression.

Why study BSc Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing at Middlesex University?

This course offers qualified practising mental health nurses the opportunity to study modules and qualify at degree level. These modules include clinical and /or professional practice-related inquiry methods, allowing you to engage in clinical and/or healthcare practice development. You will engage in professionally relevant work based/practice based enquiry and project work leading to personal and/or organisational professional practice development.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to work with members of a healthcare team to identify professional/clinical/workplace nursing practice and service development opportunities and design and develop work based projects aimed at improving and developing clinical/professional/work place nursing practice. You will also be able to gather evidence and information and coherently construct and communicate a persuasive argument to healthcare colleagues and academic staff in support of a specific service or professional practice development or change.

Course highlights

  • We have excellent relationships with NHS trusts across London, offering an extensive range of clinical placement opportunities as part of your course
  • If you have a Cert HE and Dip HE qualification, such as Diploma Advanced in Nursing, this course will provide you with 60 credits at level 6, so that you achieve the 360 credits required for an honours degree.
  • The course enables registered nurses who have engaged in CPD studies following qualification to gain an undergraduate honours degree.
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the BSc Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing?

The programme comprises two 30-credit work based learning modules:

  • WBS 3630 - Professional Practitioner Inquiry
  • WBS 3730 - Negotiated Work Based Learning Project

This module aims to provide the opportunity to develop projects, inquiries and/or other work-based activities that are designed to improve or inform areas of your own or others' clinical or professional practice in nursing and healthcare. You will explore and critically discuss your work/practice and demonstrate the learning gained, as well as the development of your professional/clinical knowledge and skills. The learning will be located within your own localised and specialised work/practice area.

The themes of projects, inquiries and/or other work-based activities are negotiated and can be related to individual clinical/professional or healthcare team practice development and/or wider healthcare organisational development aims.

How is the BSc Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing taught?

This course adopts a blended learning approach, combining e-learning with some academic facilitation which may be face to face.

  1. UK & EU
  2. How to apply
  1. UK & EU

How can the BSc Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing support your career?

Watch the video below and hear from staff at Middlesex University and the NHS on the qualities of a good nurse or midwife and the benefits of working in healthcare.

Venetia Brown
Course Leader

Venetia is one of a team of clinical links with Whittington Health and also chairs the Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work CPD Steering Group. Venetia’s primary expertise lies in healthcare continuing personal and professional development; student experience; curriculum development and planning to meet the needs of healthcare CPD students, and impact of CPD on professional practice.

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