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BSc (Hons) Enhanced Mental Health Nursing (Top up)*
1 Year (FT) / 18 months (PT)
+ Registered Practising Nurses holding a Diploma in Nursing and/or Mental Health or any other acceptable qualification,
+ Applicants with partial study towards a recognised bachelor’s degree in Mental Health Nursing can be considered for entry,
+ Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended,
+ Two references stating the referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.
+ Any other qualifications accepted by University of Suffolk, UK
Mauritian: Rs 200,000
International: USD: 7,500
Graduate nurses are central to the design and delivery of equitable, ethical health systems that focus on public health, prevention of illness, care of physical and mental health for all ages in all healthcare and community settings. Nurses are at the forefront of new models of working including leading services. Investing in nurse education so that graduate nurses can tailor their care to people-centred models is imperative for the individuals and the ongoing development of the profession.
This degree consisting of four 20 credit modules and a 40 credit dissertation for qualified, experienced nurses to ‘top up’ their diploma to a degree in Mental Health Nursing supports this vision.
*Approval in process
In providing this course, RBS and the course team aim to equip you to:
• Care for people to optimise their own health needs;
• Deliver safe, compassionate and effective mental health care;
• Inspire confidence in the profession;
• Make decisions on complex care needs based on a sound evidence base.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Manage self and others in practice in accordance with the NCM Code (2019) and ethical, legal frameworks that ensures the primacy of service user interest, respecting wellbeing and human rights.
2. Lead the delivery of innovative, evidence based practice within planned progressive and individualised care plans, which generates new understanding of the theoretical foundations of nursing care in a mental healthcare setting.
3. Deploy techniques of analysis and enquiry to mental health practice.
4. Appreciate uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge.
5. Show a critical appreciation of the principles of good governance in the management, leadership and development of mental healthcare.
6. Demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility in your own personal and
7. Demonstrate a commitment to furthering the professional status of mental health care.
8. Show a critical appreciation of the principles of good governance in the management, leadership and development of care.
9. Actively pursue a direction of personal, professional development that supports improvements in practice for self and other members of the interprofessional team.
The BSc (Hons) Enhanced Mental Health Nursing (Top up) comprises five modules at level 6.
• Service User Led Assessment, Care Planning and Recovery – 20 credits
• Early Intervention to Optimise Mental Health and Wellbeing – 20 credits
• Core Psychological Approaches and Counselling Skills for Mental Health Nurses – 20 credits
• Delivering Complex Care – 20 credits
• Dissertation – 40 credits
A variety of assessments will be used on the course to enable students to experience and adapt to different assessment styles. The assessment methods used will be appropriate to assess each module’s intended learning outcomes. Assessment on the course overall will be approximately 100% coursework (including essays, reports, video logs, presentations, group work, reflective learning journals and research projects).
For the successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Enhanced Mental Health Nursing (Top Up), students will be expected to undertake approximately 50 hours of directed study and should be prepared to undertake 150 hours of independent study per module but should be prepared for weekly workload to vary based on assignment deadlines and directed exercises. This course is delivered in partnership with Rushmore Business School.
The academic staff delivering this course are drawn from a team that includes teaching specialists and current practitioners. All staff are qualified in their subjects with their own specialist knowledge to contribute.
Completion of the course does not provide automatic registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), UK.
University of Suffolk (UK)
Payment plan per semester (One year, Two semesters)
To pay 50% of the annual tuition fee per semester, before the start of the course.
Payment plan per month per semester
Four instalments inclusive of 5% admin charge to be paid over four months per semester, before the start of the course.
Payment plan for full annual payment
To pay full annual payment including 5% discount, before the start of the course.
*Applicable to Mauritian students only.
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