Why study BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing at BU?
- One in four people will struggle with mental health issues at some point during their life. It is a rapidly expanding area of nursing that needs caring, compassionate and competent professionals
- This course will teach you how to deliver high-quality nursing care; to enable, educate and encourage those experiencing mental health problems to progress towards recovery
- Practical experience takes a central role in the course, with 50% of your time being spent on placement in a variety of healthcare environments across the south
- Learn from registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners, as well as carers and service users who provide valuable insight and personal experience of mental health care
- Put your learnings into practice in our new £48 million Bournemouth Gateway Building and benefit from simulated hospital wards and community home settings
- Our annual Careers Fair has numerous healthcare exhibitors in attendance, helping you to gain employment as a registered nurse on completion of the course.
Not sure which nursing course is for you? Read our guide to nursing courses at BU.
Funding support: Nursing students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year and mental health nursing students may also be eligible for an additional £1,000 specialist subject payment as it has been confirmed as a shortage specialism. Find out more information about the funding.
Apprenticeship route: Our registered nursing degree apprenticeships (RNDA) in Mental Health Nursing and Adult Nursing allow you to be employed and receive a full wage while studying.
Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), this course will prepare you to be eligible to register and practice as a registered mental health nurse.
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Next start date:
September 2021, September 2022
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
3 years including mandatory full-time placements
Nursing & Midwifery Council
All subjects considered
September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you will need 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components. For more information check out our international entry requirements.