Nursing Practice (Mental Health) - Stafford Campus at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course summary

During the course you will develop knowledge and skills in mental health nursing care and apply this to the holistic needs of those using mental health services, including their families and carers. You will learn about a range of therapeutic interventions, taking into account physiological, psychological, sociological, spiritual and cultural aspects of care. The School of Health, Science and Wellbeing is committed to creating safer communities. It will achieve this through making an intellectual contribution in the field of patient safety – marking itself out as the recognised leaders in the United Kingdom and beyond. It aspires to create the very safest of graduates for the health and social care professions and will achieve this through a range of learning and teaching opportunities including simulation-based education. Completion of this course will give you an academic qualification and will lead to eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse. The course is perfect for those who have a passion to make a difference and an eagerness to develop excellent communication skills. You will have a range of placement opportunities are within specialist mental health settings, and you will work in our local NHS Trusts to gain a variety of experience within your chosen speciality. As part of the programme, you will experience innovative and creative learning, including the AZ2B theatre company’s dramatisations. You will also undertake courses in:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Behaviour Family Therapy


Year one: Professional, Legal and Ethical Considerations Mental health and physical health through the lifespan Nursing Care (field specific) Practice Module (field specific) Year Two: Altered Mental Health and Physical Health Through the Lifespan Human Factors. Risk, Decision Making and Uncertainty Physical Assessment, Intervention, and Preparation for Prescribing Practice Module (field specific) Year Three: The Evidence Base for Practice Self-directed and Peer Learning in Nursing Practice Module (field specific)

How to apply

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Staffordshire University (Centre for Health Innovation)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £19000 Year 1
International £19000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Nursing Practice (Mental Health) - Stafford Campus at Staffordshire University - UCAS