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Nyrsio Iechyd Meddwl (BN)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Ymunwch â’n rhaglen nyrsio, sydd yn y 10 uchaf yn ôl Complete University Guide 2019 ac a ddilyswyd gan y Cyngor Nyrsio a Bydwreigiaeth (NMC).

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Mental health nursing students in conversation

Trosolwg y cwrs

Do you want to make a difference, not just a choice? 

Mental health nursing is a valued, challenging and rewarding career. Our programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a registered mental health nurse over three years and offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives; a value that few other professions can offer.  

Mental health nurses offer help and support to people of all ages, their families and carers to support recovery from a wide range variety of mental health conditions. The role is diverse; you might help one person to begin to understand their experience of disorder while engaging another about relevant therapies that can help with their Recovery. Mental health care can be offered in a variety of situations including hospitals, homes and community settings. Whilst the key role of the mental health nurse is to form therapeutic relationships it is imperative that they are also able to provide holistic and recovery focused-care, key principles and skills that we develop through our programme.  

While you will specialise in mental health nursing from the start of the course the integrated nature of teaching means you will learn with those studying children’s nursing and adult nursing. Sharing ideas between disciplines will broaden your perspective on health care and help to sharpen your focus on your own field. 

By fully engaging with this degree you will develop your therapeutic skills and strategies, skills for holistic and dignified patient care, awareness of diversity issues, and the opportunity to investigate strategies for tackling stigma and promoting social inclusion. This will enable you to deliver high quality nursing care in a rapidly changing environment.  

You will be taught by motivated and knowledgeable lecturers in the field of mental health nursing who are influencing healthcare across Wales and beyond through engagement and research. This is demonstrated by our School receiving 1st place in the UK for research environment in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). 

You will spend approximately 50% of your time on placement. We have close working relationships with varied service providers in Wales and your learning could take place both in hospitals and in the community. You will benefit from placements supported by experienced nursing educators to help support you in becoming the best nurse you can be. A varied placement experience undertaken at optimal times across the three years of the programme will allow you to integrate academic theory with practice and gain insight as to the wide-ranging employment opportunities available to you upon qualification. 

Making sure our course is the right one for you is important to us. We’ve put together additional suitability information to make sure you are fully informed of our programme requirements.  

This degree will lead to eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a mental health nurse. On qualification, you can work in a range of healthcare settings, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. 

Above all else, we strive to ensure that our graduates are ready for the next step in their career and the many opportunities that await them. That’s why 100% of our mental health nursing students are in employment or further study after 6 months of graduating (UNISTATS).  

International Students 

We regret that this course is unable to accept applications from international fee-status applicants. 

Nodweddion nodedig

The Complete University Guide 2019 ranked nursing at Cardiff University in the top 10 in the UK, based on student satisfaction, entry standards, student-staff ratios and graduate prospects. Here are some of the key features of why we think our programme will make you the best mental health nurse you can be: 

  • Nursing is a very ‘hands on’ degree developing both theoretical and practical skills and our blended approach to learning combines face-to-face teaching with online resources and practice placements; 

  • Our programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); 

  • You’ll have the option to choose a fully funded place on the programme.  A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme providing you agree to work in Wales for two years after qualifying; 

  • During year two, there is an opportunity for you to undertake a placement learning opportunity in a different environment, either within the UK or overseas; 

  • We have highly-equipped skills laboratories in our Clinical Simulation Suite which enable you to learn in in realistic ward, community, home and emergency simulations. Lifelike simulations mean you can safely practice and develop essential skills, developing your confidence and expertise before going out into placement; 

  • Opportunity to learn and practice in our specially designed communication booths, this can touch on emotive areas that reflect the real world of mental health nursing practice; 

  • You’ll be studying at a Russell Group University which supports a strong research profile and evidence-based learning; 

  • The School provides courses recognised by the UK Health and Care Professions Council in occupational therapy, operating department practice, physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography and imaging and radiotherapy and oncology. It also provides pre-registration courses in nursing and midwifery. This contributes to a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education not available at many institutions; 

  • 100% of our mental health nursing students are in employment or further study after 6 months of graduating (UNISTATS). 

Achrediadau

Côd UCASB760
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe course typically has approximately 90 places available across both intakes.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe course typically receives approximately 546 applications across both intakes.

Gofynion mynediad

BBB-BBC.

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DDD in early BTEC Early Years / DDM in National Diploma. Other relevant BTEC National Diplomas may be considered.

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol y Gwyddorau Gofal Iechyd.

GCSE

Gradd B neu radd 6 mewn TGAU Saesneg Iaith.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 7.0 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 6.5 ar gyfer ysgrifennu ac o leiaf 7.0 yn yr holl is-sgiliau eraill.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 100 gydag o leiaf 22 ar gyfer ysgrifennu a 25 ar gyfer yr holl is-sgiliau eraill.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 70 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 62 ar gyfer ysgrifennu ac o leiaf 70 ar gyfer yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu eraill.

Trinity ISE II/III

III: o leiaf Teilyngdod ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

Four GCSEs grade C/4 including Maths and a Physical Science AND English/Welsh at grade B/6 If you are successful in both academic and non-academic assessment you may be invited to attend a multiple mini interview. It is essential that before commencing any of our undergraduate healthcare programmes, you must have obtained a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In addition, before enrolling on your programme, you will be required to complete an Occupational Health Questionnaire, attend any subsequent appointment(s), and receive all of the necessary vaccinations to undertake clinical placements safely.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Costau ychwanegol

Applicants are required to meet the costs of obtaining a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

Applicants are advised that while you may be entitled to be reimbursed for some of the costs you incur whilst attending practice placements, you will be required to cover the initial costs for later reimbursement. This may include both accommodation and travel costs (if they are in excess of your normal daily travel costs to your University base).

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

You will not need any specific equipment.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

Rydym yn gweithio gyda'n myfyrwyr ar hyn o bryd yn diweddaru ac yn gwella cynnwys y cwrs hwn. Mae’r wybodaeth isod yn adlewyrchu'r cwricwlwm presennol a fydd yn newid yn ôl pob tebyg. Disgwylir i ni fod wedi gorffen adolygu'r cwrs erbyn mis Awst 2020. Bydd y dudalen hon wedi'i diweddaru erbyn mis Hydref 2020 i ddangos y newidiadau.

Our three year programme is comprised of six semesters. There are 40 weeks of scheduled activity, 50 % theory and 50% in clinical practice each year, which makes up 360 credits in total. The nursing programme prepares nurses to practice in the areas of Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, or Mental Health Nursing.  It meets the academic and professional regulations required for eligibility to register as a first level nurse on part 1 of the NMC professional register.

The proposed value based programme has been developed as a spiral curriculum based on a constructivist model with six key themes (informed by the NMC domains). The six themes are:

  • Public Health,
  • Fundamental Care,
  • Complex Care,
  • Professional Practice,
  • Leadership and Management and
  • Evidence Based Practice.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

There are four compulsory modules in year one and two clinical practice placements. The modules will either be delivered over one semester or two semesters each year.

Blwyddyn dau

There are five compulsory modules in year two and three clinical practice placements. The modules will either be delivered over one semester or two semesters each year.

Blwyddyn tri

There are four compulsory modules in year three and two clinical practice placements. The modules will either be delivered over one semester or two semesters each year. The last practice learning opportunity in the programme is 14 weeks, and this is where a sign off mentor will make a judgment about the students’ achievements of the required competencies for safe and effective entry to the NMC register.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

The School of Healthcare Sciences is committed to developing nursing and midwifery knowledge which directly improves health outcomes and health care for patients. Top quality teaching relies on academic and clinical expertise of lecturers and visiting clinicians.

Lectures, tutorials, workshops, simulations, seminar style discussions, online discussions, presentations and specific group work will all feature as part of your degree.

Teaching and learning is based upon three main principles:

  • blended learning across the curriculum;
  • vibrant learning experiences to develop a culture of independent learning;
  • inter-professional learning which fosters team working and understanding between fields of practice.

While this course is field-specific from the start, you will still experience shared learning opportunities with students studying Children’s Nursing and Adult Nursing. This helps you place your specific field into the context of wider and more complex care. Shared learning is a particular feature of the course in years one and two, with year three predominantly field specific as you prepare to qualify within your chosen field.

Theory and practice are two key components of the course, fundamentally aligned throughout to encourage transferable flexible skills.  All 13 compulsory taught modules offer a flexible blended approach. Field specific content increases in year two and within year three there is one field specific module. 

Simulation scenarios for mental health students focus on developing interpersonal and communication skills. Supported and informed by theoretical learning, you will use skills in different clinical situations and develop confidence through digitally recorded sessions in our communication booths. This enables you and your fellow students to reflect on and review your skills.

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

34%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

16%

Lleoliadau ments

50%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

34%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

16%

Lleoliadau ments

50%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

32%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

18%

Lleoliadau ments

50%

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor who will provide pastoral support and academic guidance throughout the programme. In addition you will be assigned an academic supervisor in year 3 of the programme who will support you in the development of your dissertation.

Our virtual learning environment is accessible via desktop and mobile devices, allowing you to access electronic resources from anywhere. Dedicated computer labs, student study rooms, campus-wide WiFi networks, printing facilities and a dedicated Healthcare library are available year-round. Staff are available onsite to assist students and provide support and advice.

The School of Healthcare Sciences has recently invested in new facilities and equipment, aiming to provide some of the best technology and modern facilities at your disposal.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres. You will be allocated a personal tutor at the start of the course, to provide support for pastoral issues, as well as the learning and assessment in clinical practice. 

Feedback

We will provide you with feedback on your work in a variety of formats. These will include oral feedback during tutorials, feedback provided during lectures, written feedback provided through online module discussion forums, and electronic written feedback on assessed coursework through GradeMark. You will be provided with summary written feedback in relation to examinations and you can discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor.  During clinical placements you will be supported in your progress by mentors/clinical teachers who will provide verbal and written feedback on your clinical competency.

Sut caf fy asesu?

Modules will be assessed using methods including written assignments, exams, presentations, case studies, dissertations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), and a clinical portfolio.

Assessment of clinical practice will be undertaken by mentors through supervision, support and guided by the ‘All Wales’ practice learning outcomes’ within the ongoing record of achievement. The module assessment strategies conform to the University’s principles of assessment and are valid, reliable and explicit.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

0%

Arholiadau ymarferol

25%

Gwaith cwrs

75%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

17%

Arholiadau ymarferol

17%

Gwaith cwrs

67%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

0%

Arholiadau ymarferol

33%

Gwaith cwrs

67%

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’.

You will develop a professional attitude towards communication and interpersonal skills, partnership working and responsibility for professional development. Specific skills should include the ability to collect, analyse and interpret a range of quantitative and qualitative data, and apply the evidence to nursing practice. You should also become skilled in working independently, problem solving and making informed decisions.

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Rhagolygon gyrfa

The career options for mental health nurses are varied and plentiful.  

Mental health nurses are usually based in hospitals or in the community, as this is where the majority of mental healthcare is offered. If you work in a residential setting, you may do shifts and provide 24-hour care. 

Within a hospital you might work in a psychiatric intensive care unit, a psychiatric ward, an outpatients unit or a specialist unit dealing with eating disorders. 

In the community you could work at a GP surgery, prison, community health care centre, residential centre or in patients’ own homes. 

As a School of Healthcare Sciences we are proud that 100% of our mental health nursing graduates are in employment and/or further study six months after graduating (UNISTATS). 

Types of Jobs: 

  • Mental Health nurse - promoting and supporting a person’s recovery and enabling them to have more involvement and control over their condition, you’ll play a vital role in a multi-disciplinary team in a community or hospital setting. 

  • Advanced nurse practitioner – a role for nurses who have done extra training and academic qualifications to be able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients. 

  • Research nurse - crucial to delivering research. You’ll provide and deliver high quality patient care, deal with data collection, follow-ups, patient groups and industry. 

  • Ward manager – you’ll provide leadership and visibility at ward level important to the delivery of safe, high-quality care to patients. 

  • Consultant nurse – you’ll ensure that nurse departments are following legal constraints and protocol. 

  • Lecturer - becoming a nurse lecturer could offer you the opportunity to make sure the next generation of nurses are competent and confident in the practice setting. 

Lleoliadau

Clinical practice opportunities provide the opportunity to learn in settings including the home, hospitals and the community, in public and private sectors. These allow you to build expertise and develop vital skills, supported by clinicians who ensure you can meet NMC requirements. In clinical practice you will be supported by a mentor.

The School of Healthcare Sciences works with a number of healthcare organisations to provide suitable clinical placements.

While in clinical practice you will be supported by a practicing nurse or health visitor, who will be able to advise, support and supervise you throughout your placement. Practice learning opportunities are vital to your learning experience, and our students value the solid grounding in clinical practice.

You will be given a 'Placement Line' at the beginning of each academic year, detailing the expected clinical areas to which you will be allocated. Ensuring you experience the full range of clinical experiences means that you can expect to work a variety of hours, from the traditional working week of Monday to Friday 9 to 5, to morning shifts which start between 7am and 8am in the morning, afternoon shifts which can finish as late as 9.30pm, night shifts and weekends.

Placements will be in hospitals, nursing homes and in the community across South East Wales - mainly situated from Barry in the West to Chepstow in the East, and from Cardiff in the South to Abergavenny to the North. This means that you should expect to travel to some placements during the course.

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