Applicants will normally have a 2:2 degree in any subject area, or equivalent.
Essential - Experience in a health care role (minimum of 600 hours) to be evidenced in Portfolio task if successful at interview.
Months of entry
One of the primary roles of a mental health nurse is to enable and educate, encouraging those experiencing mental health issues to progress towards recovery. This course prepares you to work in a variety of mental health settings with a diverse range of people. You'll gain experience within inter-professional practice and develop skills in mental health nursing across the lifespan.
You'll rehearse practice skills in our dedicated suites, allowing you to integrate your theory into practice in a safe environment. You'll also experience at least 2,500 hours of placements which is required by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Because of this requirement, the course duration is a minimum of three years to ensure you gain this valuable experience. The health economy is rapidly changing and future nurses are likely to be located in a broader range of workplaces. Your placement opportunities will therefore be in a diverse range of settings which include the growing independent sector as well as care within the community, preparing you to work effectively and meet the health care needs of an increasing ageing population. After graduating you'll have met the standards and competencies set by the NMC to register as a mental health nurse.
This is a pre-registration nursing course that has been adapted for those students who already have a degree. We also offer a BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing if you don’t have a degree. Students on this PG Dip course will work alongside the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing students; however some units will be grouped with other PG Dip students from other nursing pathways, and your academic tutor will focus on your individual development at Master's level.
From 1 August 2018: Students enrolling on this course are now eligible to apply for loans from the Student Loans Company. These cover tuition fees of up to £9,250 per year and support living costs. These loans are the same as those available to undergraduate students.
Information for international students
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other components.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
- +44 (0)1202 961916