Gain the skills to progress your career in mental health nursing and see the benefits that your care can have on patients and families. Explore the rewarding and complex study of mental health and develop the skills required to practise nursing in a compassionate and recovery-focused way. Taught by experts in a friendly and supportive environment, you’ll put theory into practice in our state-of-the art Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, and participate in work placements across the Lothian and Borders area in hospital and community settings. This dynamic, forward-looking three-year course aims to produce effective and skilled practitioners. It offers a combination of theory and practice with opportunities for you to exercise some choice over what you study, including the option of an international placement. You’ll gain the team working, personal and decision making skills needed to demonstrate your eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council including: professional values communication and interpersonal skills nursing practice and decision making leadership, management and team working abilities. Please visit our website for full course and module details.
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 course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
Standard Qualification Requirements
Standard Year 1 Entry Requirements QQI Level 5 Pre-Nursing Studies - Minimum of 6 Distinctions must be achieved overall. Distinctions must also be achieved in the Communication Unit and the Anatomy and Physiology Unit. B2/O3 in Ordinary Level Maths in Irish Leaving Certificate or Maths completed as part of QQI Level 5. Mature students - Adequate and appropriate previous (and recent) study is essential. Please contact [email protected] if you are unsure whether or not you would be eligible to apply. Relevant work experience will be considered alongside recent study. It may necessary for those with limited qualifications to undertake an Access course or other appropriate courses/studies in a Further Education setting. *Literary Subjects include: English/English Literature, History, Modern Studies, Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies/Christian Theology, Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Law. **Science Subjects include: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE (only accepted as a Science subject if studied at Higher level) Selection Day Requirements - There will be a selection day as part of the admissions process and all candidates must meet NMC requirements of good health and good character. Competition for places varies from year-to-year and achievement of the standard entry requirements does not always guarantee shortlisting for the selection day or a place on the course. Admission to the programme is dependent upon a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) check. This will be conducted as part of the induction week. The cost of the PVG check will be paid by the University.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Satisfactory PVG Check Required.
English language requirements
|IELTS 7.0 overall with no component below 7.0 (excluding Writing which requires 6.5).
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Fees and funding
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