Boasting a 100% graduation rate and accreditation by the Nursing & Midwifery Council, this degree, with its strong focus on real world experience, is an ideal choice for those looking to gain the expert knowledge and practical skills needed to enter the mental health care profession.
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. As part of your 2,300 hours of placement you’ll take part in the full cycle of care which includes shift working, weekends and night duty.
According to Unistats, 89% of final year students said staff are good at expaining things; join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day. You can also watch a webinar presentation to find out more about this course.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in July 2019 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
3 years including mandatory full-time placements or 3.5 years including mandatory part-time placements
Nursing & Midwifery Council
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 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 2019 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 7.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 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, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.