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Course summary

Mental Health nursing is a challenging yet rewarding profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. Our innovative Mental Health Nursing course will prepare you to meet the needs of a modern profession and provide the best possible care. You will leave us as a confident and capable practitioner, fully equipped to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and join a health care team upon graduation. Our course curriculum is informed by the latest research and encourages you to take an evidence-based approach to nursing care. We believe that mental health and wellbeing services must always respect the intrinsic value of people and their individuality. In practice this means that teaching and learning activities are informed either directly or indirectly by people who have lived experience of mental ill health. This inclusive, values based approach will support your development as a reflective, resilient and socially aware mental health nurse with the capacity to engage in a diverse range of health and social care settings. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will be a source of guidance information and support during your studies. Whilst undertaking practice learning experiences, you will also be allocated a Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor who will support your practice based learning. We work with our course partner, NHS Forth Valley, to ensure that our course remains clinically excellent and our students get the best possible experience while they’re studying. We will inspire and challenge you, so that you leave as a confident and capable practitioner- ready to join a health and social care team upon graduation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B760
Institution code:
S75
Campus name:
Stirling
Campus code:
S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Obtain IELTS 7.0 with at least 7.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 6.5 in Writing. This is the NMC English language requirement.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements there are English language courses which can help you prepare for your degree: https://www.stir.ac.uk/international/international-students/pre-sessional-english-language-courses/

English language requirements

https://www.stir.ac.uk/international/international-students/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Student Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company. Fee information for International and EU students, can be found on the course webpage: https://www.stir.ac.uk/courses/ The University of Stirling offers a range of scholarships, further information can be found on our website: https://www.stir.ac.uk/scholarships/
Nursing (Mental Health) at University of Stirling - UCAS