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MNurse (Adult / Mental Health)

MNurs


Full-time

Typical offer for 2021

Duration

UCAS code

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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

BBC, to include at least two full A levels. There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM - there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions, Science or Social Science.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths, English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language or English Literature and Mathematics. Level 2 equivalents are accepted.

Level 2 equivalents are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

We accept NVQ Level 3 in any subject – you must currently be working in a health environment as a healthcare assistant, support worker or carer with 2 years’ work experience.

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to a satisfactory occupational health screening, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and a satisfactory reference.

The occupational health screening

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.

English language requirements

Minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (no sub-test lower than 7.0).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Advanced entry

Applications for advanced entry will not be considered for this programme.

Placement

During the programme you will undertake a variety of clinical experiences predominately in the Bradford, Airedale and Craven districts, consisting of practice placements lasting between 6 and 12 weeks.

You will be allocated a Mentor on each placement who has undertaken a professionally recognised Mentorship preparation award.

You may also be allocated an associate mentor depending upon the placement.

Mentors are there to support and educate you during your practice placement, helping you to integrate the theoretical knowledge gained into effective/ appropriate practice.

They will supervise your work and assess your progress during and at the end of the placement. 

We also have a Practice Education Support Team (PEST) that provides a link between practice placement areas and the University.

The team are there to offer Mentor support and guidance to ensure and enhance your learning in practice.

There is also an opportunity to undertake an elective placement at the end of Year 2 which can include experience abroad, for example Finland, Belgium and Denmark.

Learning and assessment

The programme is framed around the NMC future nurse standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018) alongside realising professionalism: Standards for education and training Part 1: Standards for nursing and midwifery education (2018).

You will be taught alongside peers from all three fields of nursing adult, children’s and mental health in years 1 & 2 where an integrated approach to learning and teaching will be adopted. The curriculum will introduce all students to the fundamental knowledge and skills centred upon the core and field subjects required to safely meet the needs of all patient/ client groups.

During year 3 you will develop the specific in-depth knowledge and skills to meet the complex and enduring needs of people in your chosen field of practice. Year 4 will concentrate on the specific in-depth practice relating to your other chosen field.

You will have the opportunity to work with and alongside other professionals in health and social care, as well as service users and carers both in the university and practice setting. You will participate in a wide range of student-centred learning activities in order to help you develop the knowledge, skills and values for professional practice. There is a structured approach to teaching which will start with key reading, and or a directed study activity, followed by keynote lectures and smaller group seminars. This is consolidated by more directed activities for example clinical case studies, simulated practice, elements of team and problem-based learning, tutorials, debates and discussions.

Assessment methods used include essays, reports, written and practical examinations, poster presentations, critical reflection and team-based learning.

Facilities

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The purpose-built Faculty of Health Studies building represents a £10 million investment in health at Bradford.

Our state of the art facilities provide learning environments and simulation equipment that mirrors those found in the NHS.

They are designed to provide the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience, under the guidance and supervision of our academic team of experienced healthcare professionals, allowing students to develop their clinical skills ahead of practice placements and employment in the health sector.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.