Overview Empathy, compassion, commitment – become a Mental Health Nurse with our BN (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) degree and make a positive difference to people’s lives every day. On this course developed and delivered with local NHS partners, you’ll benefit from extensive time spent working with patients in real healthcare settings, building key skills in mental health assessment and care.
- Explore mental health nursing scenarios in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care, one of the country’s leading teaching healthcare environments
- Observe, assess and engage with patients in professional and local community environments
- Study a course approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be eligible to register with the NMC as a mental health nurse on graduation
- Adult Mental Health (AMH)
- Older People's Mental Health (OPMH)
- Community Mental Health
- Crisis Mental Health
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Assessment and Recovery
Year 1 Core modules in this year include: Foundation of Evidence Based Practice – 20 credits Foundations of Nursing Professional Practice – 40 credits Personalising Nursing Care – 20 credits Science Informing Practice – 40 credits There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include: Applied Nursing Professional Practice – 40 credits Engaging With Service Improvement – 20 credits Essentials of Mental Health Assessment – 20 credits Evidence Based Decision Making – 20 credits Person Centred Recovery – 20 credits There are no optional modules in this year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include: Collaboration for Mental Health – 20 credits Enhancing Professional Nursing Practice – 60 credits Leading Safe and Effective Care – 20 credits Service Improvement Project – 20 credits There are no optional modules in this year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
You’ll be assessed through academic work including essays, reports, case studies and reflective accounts; performance-based clinical practice assessments including objective structured clinical examinations and activity in simulation; in-class tests and examinations; presentations and scientific posters; work-based projects; and online learning activities You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select.
How to apply
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
This course is available to UK applicants only.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
Applicants must pass Occupational Health check before starting the course.
All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in support of their application. If successful, applicants will be required to declare if they have been subject to any disciplinary procedures of fitness to practice by any other regulator, professional body, employer or educational establishment.
English language requirements
|English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with a minimum component score of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, and 6.5 in writing.
|An overall score of 68 with a minimum of 68 in reading, listening and speaking, and 61 in writing.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with a minimum of 185 in reading, listening and speaking, and 176 in writing.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with a minimum of 185 in reading, listening and speaking, and 176 in writing.
|Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
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Fees and funding
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