About this course
Discover how to become a mental health worker on our MNurs Child and Mental Health degree. You'll gain a broad set of skills that will allow you to provide evidence-based and compassionate care in many settings.
We are no longer taking applications for September 2021 entry.
Southampton is a world-leading provider of nursing training, and you'll be supported by exceptional researchers and educators.
This course will prepare you to work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). You'll study:
the science that underpins nursing
the evidence base behind the nurse's role
how nurses promote health and help people to maintain health and well-being
You'll develop practice skills through a range of nursing placements, and your learning will be further supported through simulated practice and clinical skills teaching. You will also learn with and from students of other health professions in both theory and practice.
Practice placements will normally be undertaken in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in a mixture of hospital and community settings across 6 trusts.
To prepare you for your future role, the programme will help you to:
develop skills in assessment, decision-making and managing complexity across a range of healthcare environments
understand the nature of health needs within a global context
become confident in embracing the technology and innovation that will be needed to meet people's future health needs
prepare for a future nursing leadership role in clinical or academic settings
When you finish your degree, you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered nurse (child) and as a registered nurse (mental health).
Support for students with a disability/health condition
We are fully committed to supporting students with disabilities who wish to join programmes of study which require the acquisition and practise of professional competencies.
We offer students personal, informal advice by telephone, email or face to face, and we are happy to discuss your specific needs prior to you applying. This could include how your specific needs may impact on your ability to meet the clinical competencies. This will not affect your application in any way, but may help you to select the right programme for you.
Please contact the admissions team for further details.
NHS Learning Support Fund
As a student on this course you may be eligible for help from the NHS Learning Support Fund. This can include a training grant of £5000 per academic year, parental support of £2000 for students with at least one dependent child under 15 years, or under 17 years if registered with special educational needs, and help with travel and temporary accommodation costs for placements.
Find out more on the NHS Learning Support Fund website.
What's it like to study Nursing at Southampton
This course is based at Highfield.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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Changes due to COVID-19
Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.
Find out more on our COVID advice page.