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. BSc (Hons) Nursing students follow the same course structure as BSc Nursing students for Years 1-3. After that point, Honours students carry out an additional placement module with the opportunity to study overseas. In their final year, Honours students complete additional modules, including a dissertation and, achieve registration and their Honours degree at the end of Year 4.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Obtain 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/
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Fees and funding
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