What will the apprentice be doing?
Mental health and Learning Disabilities nurses have a unique and profound impact on the lives of the people they care for, building and maintaining therapeutic relationships across all aspects of people's lives. enabling you to progress on to a rewarding career and work in a range of healthcare settings nationally or internationally.
You will use your expertise to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, putting the needs of patients and service users first. You will be responsible and accountable for your work and for reviewing the effectiveness of your actions. You will be expected to demonstrate leadership qualities whatever your role and you may manage and lead colleagues. You will be responsible for ensuring your own knowledge and skills are up to date, and support the development of learners and new entrants to the profession. You must uphold the NMC Code and meet the NMC requirements for continuing registration.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This programme will lead to a BSc (Honours) in Nursing (Mental Health or Learning Disability)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
On graduating from the BSc (Honours) Nursing (Mental Health), (Learning Disabilities) you'll be eligible to apply for entry to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register
Staff nurse Senior staff nurse Ward manager, Community nurse, Community team leader, Clinical nurse specialist, Nurse practitioner, Practice educator, Clinical nurse researcher, Enhanced/Advanced clinical practitioner
Some careersmay require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree:
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, compassion, Passion, Non discriminatory
GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 level 2) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any level 3 (Grade pass) Essential
Things to consider
Your values and attitude are crucial. At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we deliver person-centred care and support. We believe that with our help, people can improve their mental health, to recover independence and return to the community. We expect you to share our values and vision for mental health and learning disability care.