BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) Direct Entry Year 2 2017-2018
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Mental Health Nursing Direct Entry to Year 2


Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Plymouth. You are starting on a fascinating intellectual and professional journey and you will need to stay focused and work hard, but should also aim to enjoy your studies and make the most of your time as a member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University.

On behalf of the staff and students, I welcome you to the University of Plymouth and look forward to meeting you.

Message from Louise Winfield, Interim Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery

There are a number of activities that need your attention before you start

The forms/activities below need to be completed and are all available on this website.  

  • Complete online enrolment
  • Complete photo upload
  • Complete and return the name badge form
  • Download the Self Declaration form and bring this with you on Wednesday 6 September 2018
  • Complete and return the confirmation of practice hours form Wednesday 6 September 2018
  • Complete and return the uniform form

The documents below are available for information and download

  • Check list for all the activity you need to undertake
  • key dates

Documents to bring with you on Wednesday 6 September 2018

  • Completed self declaration
  • Completed practice hours form
  • Passport (to enable you to collect your University card)
  • Any documents requested by the Admissions Team/Professional Services Team

Introductory timetable for direct entry students

Wednesday 06 September 2017

  • 9:30–10:30 Babbage 111 (computer suite)

Session:  An Introduction to Technology and Information Services

Speaker:  Julie Moody, Senior Information Specialist

  • 10:30–11:30 Babbage 412

Session: Introduction to the timetable and activity throughout the year.  Completion of the enrolment process will take place during this session.

Speaker: Jon Perry, Field Lead, Mental Health

  • 11:30–12:30 Babbage 204

Session: Introduction to the Digital Learning Environment (Moodle and Pebblepad)

Speaker: Daniel Metcalfe, Senior Information Technologist

There will be a break for lunch from 12:30–13:30

  • 13:30–14:30 Babbage 204
Session: Introduction to Learning Support

Speaker: Learning Development Advisor

  • 14:30–15:30 Babbage 204
Session:  Introduction to your Personal Tutor and Personal Tutor Support

Speaker: Personal Tutors

Thursday 7 September 2017

  • 10:00–11:00 Smeaton 107b
Session:  Introduction to Placement Learning and Placement Development Teams

Speaker: Henrietta Ferguson, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Helen Sykes, Livewell Southwest

  • 11:00–12:00 Smeaton 107b

Session:  Introduction to student support services

Speakers Nicola Ayer, Disabiltiy Assist Advisor, Dawn Hastings Student counsellor

  • 12:00–12:30 Smeaton 107b

Session:  Information relating to timesheets and travel claims

Speaker: Professional Services Team

There will be a break for lunch from 1230 - 1330

  • 13:30–14:30 Smeaton 107b

Session:  Starting Placement: the action you need to take

Speaker: Sandy Knowles, Lecturer, Adult Nursing 

  • 14:30–15:30 Smeaton 107b

Session: Ongoing Achievement Record: Setting Objectives and Developing an action plan

Speaker: Sandy Knowles, Adult Nursing Lecturer

Monday 18 September 2017

  • 13:00–15:00 Mast House Clinical Skills, Barbican, Plymouth

Session:  Basic Life Support and Manual Handling practical session

Speaker: A and A Trainers

Wednesday 20 September 2017

  • 10:30–11:30 Babbage 403, 413, 415, 417

Session:  Occupational health appointments

Speaker:  Occupational Health nurses

Your individual appointment time will be available on Monday 18 September.  It is important that you attend your appointment as this is a condition to attending your placement area.  Please ensure you bring a record of any immunisations you may have had to your first appointment. It is possible your first inoculation may take place at this appointment.  There will be a series of follow-up appointments for inoculations throughout the first term and you will receive e-mail notification of these.

If you have a needle phobia please advise occupational health before you start via the e-mail below. You will need to quote your name, date of birth and programme in any e-mail to Occupational Health.

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