As a mental health nurse you will play a crucial role in supporting people who are experiencing or recovering from a range of mental health problems. Each day brings new challenges and experiences. Our course will help you to develop the skills you need to make a difference to the lives of people in mental distress and offer eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). As part of your studies, you'll undertake practice placements and apply your learning in a variety of settings including hospitals, care homes and in the community. Each of the modules has a theme such as the recognition, assessment, care planning and interventions for mental illnesses. Please note: This course is subject to approval by the NMC. Professional accreditation This Mental Health Nursing course is subject to a conjoint approval between the University and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. All regulated courses, once approved, are subject to ongoing monitoring processes and periodic approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). To be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council you must demonstrate good health and good character throughout your studies and on completion of the course. Applications for professional registration will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and Occupational Health clearance. You will be assessed annually in practice against the Nursing and Midwifery Council proficiencies and must pass this assessment. Specialist facilities As a healthcare student, you will have access to our specialist, industry-relevant, simulation facilities at Canterbury and Medway campuses. These simulation suites allow you to practise hands-on skills in a fully-equipped, realistic hospital environment. This course is runs at our Canterbury and Medway Campuses in Kent. Location Canterbury Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams. Medway Our Medway Campus is located near to The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent. Rochester is also close by with its beautiful cathedral and buzzing high street. The campus has a unique atmosphere, with its long-standing reputation for excellence in Health and Social Care, Education and the Early Years. Nearby is a student-friendly quarter with a multiplex cinema, a shopping centre and a fully equipped sports centre. The campus is part of Universities at Medway, which is made up of three universities: CCCU, the University of Kent and the University of Greenwich, so you’ll be part of a vibrant student campus with plenty of facilities.
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
This programme also requires GCSE passes in English and Mathematics at grade C or above.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Recognising the vital importance of NHS recruitment, the government has decided to provide extra financial help in the form of a grant of at least £5,000 per year. Students studying on our Mental Health Nursing course will also receive an additional £1,000 per year from the government. Additional funding will also be available for childcare. You do not have to pay this money back in future.