University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Studying mental health nursing at the University of Brighton enables you to work closely with people of all ages and their families as part of a versatile team of health and social care professionals including including doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. You will learn how to tailor individual care for people with a range of clinical needs.
We will support you in becoming a caring and compassionate professional who delivers skilled, evidence-based care in partnership with patients,families, and communities. Our focus on interdisciplinary enriches your experience while also preparing you for professional practice.You will also have the opportunity to experience nursing abroad through our international placements.
To ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice, you will spend 50% of your year on placements with local NHS trusts in varied settings, and simulate healthcare situations in our clinical skills and simulation suite.
Your teaching will be based at our Falmer campus in Brighton and there are varied placements across Sussex in both acute and community settings.
The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.
Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
This course starts in September each year.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||Must include a Science or Social Science subject at grade B. Applicants must have taken at least 5 GCSE's to include English, Maths and Science.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||In a health or Science subject. Applicants must have taken at least 5 GCSE's to include English, Maths and Science.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Access must be in a Health Studies, Nursing or Science. Maths and English must be passed at Grade C or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
with Access course – maths and English.
with A-levels, BTEC or K101 – at least five GCSEs including maths, English and science.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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