Why study BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (Advanced Standing) at BU? 

  • Successful completion of this 2-year course will lead to a qualification in BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing. 95% of our nursing graduates are employed or in further study within 15 months of finishing their studies.
  • Acceptance onto the course depends on factors such as the initial field of registration, holding a nursing degree qualification and the date of the applicant’s original registration  
  • 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 the course spent in practice placements to gain nursing experience in a variety of healthcare environments.
  • Purpose built skills facilities include simulated hospital wards and community home settings, allowing you to learn and practice. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

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In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice 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 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded. These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2025 entry. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.

Course accreditation 

Accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), this course will prepare you to be eligible to register and practice as a mental health nurse and to graduate with a BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

2 years including mandatory full-time placements

Accreditations:

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 2:2 in a Nursing Degree. Applicants need to be a qualified nurse in the UK and have worked as a nurse for at least one year before the start of the course in their initial field of registration. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024  entry: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components. For more information check out our international entry requirements.