BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)


Course code B760

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Course code B760

Key course details

Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2022
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Passionate about making a positive impact on people everyday you go to work? Do you want a rewarding career transforming the lives of people with mental health problems? You can as a mental health nurse.

Our Mental Health Nursing course will enable you to gain the knowledge and practical skills you need to become a confident and qualified Nursing and Midwifery Council registered mental health nurse.

You’ll spend 50% of your time on clinical placements in hospital and community settings in both city and rural healthcare systems. So, you can graduate knowing how to correctly care for people going through distressing changes in their psychological wellbeing in diverse situations.

Are you looking at applying for 2022 nursing entry? Find out how to get into nursing here.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • 100% of students have secured a job after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes survey 17/18)
  • Develop a broad understanding of other nursing fields, since we’re one of only a few UK universities offering child, adult, learning disability and mental health nursing
  • Networking and employment opportunities due to our close links with NHS Trusts and care providers
  • Taught and supported closely by academic tutors who are mental health nurses with a wealth of experience. They're also actively involved in national and international research as part of our mental health research group in their field of interest
  • Opportunity to undertake your own research or take part in that being carried out by academic tutors, which will stand your CV out 
  • Take part in health campaigns that can lead to implementing change in healthcare provision
  • Past students have coordinated conferences – such as dementia awareness and suicide prevention - which have become regular events for all of our students
  • An enrichment placement gives you the opportunity to experience a different environment. Previous students have gone overseas to experience a different care system first-hand.

You can study on either our friendly Lancaster or Carlisle Fusehill Street campus. Both are in great locations in historic, bustling cities with the Lake District National Park close by. And, with great transport links, you can conveniently visit Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester or Liverpool.

With 1 in 4 of the UK population experiencing psychological problems at some point in their life, the need for mental health nurses is increasing. So, study on our practical-centred course and step confidently into a rewarding career making a difference in people's lives every day you go to work.

Graduate destinations

You'll complete this course fully-qualified to join the NMC Register, allowing you to practice as a nurse specialising in patients with mental health issues. The need for qualified nurses is ever-expanding, so you can be confident that your qualification will open up many doors for employment. You'll also be ready to take on one of our post-registration courses to continue your professional development.

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