About the course
As a specialist mental health nurse, the one-to-one relationships you build with those in need are vital to their care and in helping to overcome stigma. Half study, half mentored practice, this degree develops your professional insight and empathy through diverse work experience. This mental health nursing programme has a strong experiential element to it, and also a clear focus on service user, carer and practitioner involvement. It will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, evidence-based health care.
Through the academic dimension of the course, you will gain key, valuable theoretical skills which you will apply in a working environment. The placements you undertake on this course will teach you clinical practice skills which are supported by timetabled activities in a simulated environment. You will learn to use specialist skills, together with your own personal strengths to help people come to terms with their own problems. Upon graduation, you will be awarded an academic and professional award enabling you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse.
How will the planned funding changes affect me?
From 2017/18, NHS bursaries for students will no longer be available on this course. Instead, you will be able to apply for a student loan to support your studies. To find out more about how this will affect you, please click here for full details.