1Course Overview

Principles of Mental Health Nursing Level 3

Course code: OSC1199

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Learn all of the skills and knowledge you need to know about the principles of mental health nursing from home!

  • Understand the basic principles of mental health nursing practice
  • Be able to apply basic mental health nursing principles to practical contexts
  • Recognise core values and standards associated with basic mental health nursing practice and support
  • Discover psychological and social aspects of mental health nursing practice and mental health conditions
  • Discuss the development of mental health nursing principles
  • Describe key legislation and policy that currently governs all nursing and care practice

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 60,000 students that already have!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Context, values, principles and accountability
  • History of mental health nursing
  • Care values and standards
  • Regulatory bodies and organisations
  • NHS reform
  • Key legislation
  • Ethical principles
  • Accountability
Unit 2: Mental health, the law, ethics and nursing practice
  • The Mental health Act 1983
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Duty of care and the common law of negligence
  • Ethics of mental health nursing practice
Unit 3: Assessment and care planning
  • How to define assessment
  • The scope of assessment
  • Methods of assessment
  • Assessing the whole self
  • Care plans
  • Developing a care plan
  • Care plans related to assessment
Unit 4: Interventions part 1
  • Self-management
  • Counselling approaches
  • CBT
  • Solution focused approaches
Unit 5: Interventions part 2
  • Motivational interview
  • Working with groups
  • Working with families and carers
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
Unit 6: Psychopharmacology in mental health
  • Antipyschotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilisers
  • Anxiolytics and hypnotics
  • Medicines for specific conditions
  • Adverse effects and monitoring
  • Standards of medicine administration in mental health nursing
  • Routes of administration, timing and dose
  • Benefits and adverse effects of medication
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required. You are required to do some of your own research.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete. This gives you well over enough time to complete your studies.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you. You will also receive our award-winning support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous skills or knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Mental Health Nurse Level 3 Certification.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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