Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) against the NMC’s 2018 standards, our course in Mental Health Nursing expertly blends theory with real-world experience and was developed in conjunction with practice partners, service users and carers and students. The course aim is to give you all the knowledge and skills needed to feel confident working as a nurse and to be eligible to register as a Mental Health Nurse with the NMC and is an ideal choice for those looking to gain the expert knowledge and practical skills needed to enter the mental health nursing.
Dealing with mental health problems is challenging for both the patient and their carers, and as evidence shows that one in four people will struggle with mental health issues at some point during their life, it’s a rapidly expanding area of nursing that needs competent and caring professionals.
Specifically designed to give you a solid grounding in the theoretical and professional skills needed to offer high-quality nursing care that meets the needs of clients, service users and their families, this course will ultimately teach you how to enable, educate, and encourage those experiencing mental health problems to progress towards recovery.
Practical experience takes a central role in the course, completed in a variety of healthcare environments which includes community and hospital settings. As part of your placement you’ll take part in the full cycle of care which includes shift working, weekends and night duty.
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.
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"I enjoy my course because the support from the lecturers is fab. Placement is where I have learnt the most and it is incredibly valuable experience."
Poppy Densley, mental health nursing student
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.