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Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)
Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)

Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

Applicants must be 18 years old by the 2nd month of commencing pre-registration nursing programmes and all applicants must have 10 years of consecutive education.

All applicants must have:

  • English Language and Maths GCSE, or the equivalent, at grade C/4 or above. (Common equivalents are: Functional skills level 2 and 3, Key skills level 2 and 3, Adult Literacy/Numeracy Level 2).
  • Evidence of recent academic study completed within the last five years.

All offers of a place on the programme are subject to:

  • successful Occupational Health Screening,
  • satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report, and
  • successful interview at the University.

Other qualifications considered are:

  • BCC at A level
  • BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM
  • A kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
  • Successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree
  • Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level)
  • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above.

English requirement

  • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 7.0 in all bands

Course Information

Our Mental Health Nursing course takes you on a service user’s journey within community and hospital settings, allowing you to see the service through the patient’s perspective and identify where you can make positive changes. The course reinforces your positive attitude, provides you with evidence-based knowledge and equips you with effective practice skills, through a flexible and blended approach to learning. We also offer extra student support throughout your studies and during your practice. This means that you will be supported by a Nursing Academic during your practice at a Hospital.

There is no health without mental health. One in four people are likely to experience some degree of mental distress. A mental health nurse can make a positive contribution in people’s lives and wellbeing. Our vision is to promote compassionate care through effective communication.

We want to make this a reality by recruiting people who that are passionate about caring for those with mental health problems and that want to make positive changes to the lives of others. Our BSc (Hons) course gives you a registration through the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse.

From September 2018 we will be offering a new curriculum based on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) proposed standards for education 2017. This curriculum will offer placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond. Taught elements will include:

  • public and population health
  • assessing planning and providing care
  • leading nursing care
  • working in teams
  • coordinating and improving quality of care

If you already hold a professional registration you can study for a second registration. You will study generic and Mental Health  Nursing specific modules, focusing on the care of individuals with mental health problems. Your modules are also complemented by appropriate placement learning opportunities within hospitals and the community.

Our University is now a part of a well-established, professional European network for Nursing and Midwifery. The Florence Network offers opportunities for future health careers and development to staff, academics and students. 

‘Being Brilliant’ at Northampton focuses on ways of thinking and behaving that allows us to be the best version of ourselves. To develop a culture where all students and staff aspire to be the best that they can be, the principles are simple and focus on small changes in behaviour that can have a big impact. If you want to become a brilliant mental health nurse then we can inspire you and transform your life and the lives of others.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Pathway Courses

  • Foundation Pathway in Science and Healthcare
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in health and social care and research

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