Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career that’ll change lives, including your own. Working in specialist and community services, and people's homes, mental health nurses provide focused health support to people of all ages. You’ll play your part in improving access to healthcare, wellbeing, social inclusion and quality of life. BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you can register as a mental health nurse with them when you graduate. Working with a passionate, enthusiastic, skilled and supportive team, your learning will be enriched by the very latest best practice. About half your time will be spent on placements, and you’ll have access to outstanding facilities including our Skills Simulation Suite https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities/skillssimulationsuite.aspx). Based at Glenside Campus, you’ll learn alongside other students from other health and social care courses, and develop essential people skills. There's also the opportunity to develop and apply your skills working abroad. Mental health nurses are in demand across the UK, and you could go on to work in a broad variety of specialist areas and interesting roles. You could work for the NHS, in hospitals and community settings. You could also take your skills into the armed forces, prison service or the private and voluntary sector.
How to apply
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
Examples of subjects that meet the science/social science requirement for this course: Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology: Food Technology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Health and Social Care, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Sociology, Sports Studies. We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. However, you still need to meet the GCSE English and Maths requirements, and should have evidence of recent study in a science/health-related subject area recognised as equivalent academic level by the University.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you are offered a place, you must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a disclosure application form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.
You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. If you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application.
If shortlisted, you will be invited to a selection event where you will undertake a group activity and individual interview. On successful completion of all of these criteria, you will be offered a place.
English language requirements
International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 7.0 in all other sections of the test (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Please visit our English language requirements page: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/applying/international-applications/english-language-requirements
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Fees and funding
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