Nursing (Mental Health) at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

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Course summary

If you're looking for an exciting and rewarding career, nursing could be for you. The University of the Highlands and Islands offers you the opportunity to undertake a nursing degree in the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, leading to professional registration as an Adult or Mental Health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Our BSc Nursing Programme is an innovative programme that combines the best of teaching, technology, simulation and practice experience to prepare you for an exciting career in nursing. You will experience nursing care in a range of different hospital and community settings, with options to study at our Department of Nursing and Midwifery at either of the following locations: Inverness Stornoway You might have the opportunity to undertake some time on an international elective experience. Your programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to gain entry to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a nurse. The primary purpose of the NMC is protection of the public. It does this through maintaining a register of all qualified nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses eligible to practise within the UK and by setting national standards for their education, training and conduct. The aim of the programme is to support your development into a confident and competent nurse, who can provide effective, compassionate care in a range of care settings. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of critical reading, appreciation and analysis, numeracy and literacy. For more information, come and see us at our open days.


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.

This course is currently not available for international students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Application codes

Course code:
B760
Institution code:
H49
Campus name:
Department of Nursing and Midwifery Inverness
Campus code:
Y

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Alternatively a College access course e.g. NC/NQ Health and Social Care/Applied Science Level 6 plus one higher at grade B or above OR Access to Nursing with a pass and CCB in the profile. Please see our FAQ document for further information on applying for this course at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/nursing/ug/ All applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, including evidence of literacy and numeracy, for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes (NMC Circular 03/2008, revised 2010 Standards). All applicants will need to demonstrate this with acceptable qualification awards in both English and Maths. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis. Evidence of your digital and technological literacy will be determined by successful completion of your online application.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course

Health checks

All successful applicants must be passed fit by Occupational Health. This will require a questionnaire and also a personal visit to the Occupational Health Department in addition to and on a separate occasion to the interview day.

Interview

As part of the recruitment process, selected applicants will be invited to a compulsory interview day which is designed specifically for entrants to nursing. Full guidelines will be provided in advance of the interview day including required preparation for the event. It will be helpful for you at that stage to be familiar with the Nursing and Midwifery Code.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS at 7.0, with writing element at 6.5 or above and all other elements at 7.0 or above
Institution's Own TestOET–score of 350 or above in Speaking, Listening and Reading and score 300 or above in Writing.

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course

Further information on English Requirements can be found at

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15360 Year 1
International £15360 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 .

Additional fee information

Scottish students who meet the residence criteria may be eligible for the Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary, a non-repayable, non-income assessed bursary. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be able to apply for additional allowances. Further details are available from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Students from the rest of the UK can apply for tuition fee and living cost loan from their home funding body. For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
Nursing (Mental Health) at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS