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Course summary

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 has restrictions on who can apply.

We can only accept applications from Scottish, Rest Of UK, and Republic of Ireland applicants.

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
B760
Institution code:
E59
Campus name:
Sighthill
Campus code:
S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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)

Health checks

Interview

Other

Satisfactory PVG Check Required.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall with no component below 7.0 (excluding Writing which requires 6.5).

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate
Nursing (Mental Health) at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS