Taught course

Nursing (Mental Health)

Edge Hill University · Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You must have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse and provide evidence of having worked as a registrant in your intended second field. It is a Nursing and Midwifery Council requirement that any prior experiential learning used to gain entry to the course is capable of being mapped to the standards of proficiency for registered nurses.

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). Health-related subjects are preferred but not essential. Other subjects will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants without a degree may be considered based on practice experience, subject to demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline, including an in-depth awareness of current issues. Skills in critical analysis and evaluation, as well as the ability to learn in a flexible, independent manner, are essential.

An interview forms part of the selection process.

If you accept an offer from Edge Hill you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council in respect of physical and mental fitness and will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a qualified adult, children’s or learning disability nurse? Do you have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council? Want to prepare for an additional professional role in mental health nursing? As health service delivery becomes more integrated, this PGDip in mental health nursing meets the demand for highly employable nurses who can work with complex morbidities across the lifespan – and within different settings.

Joining us, you’ll learn how to deliver care to adults and children with a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, psychosis and personality disorder. Each person will need individually-tailored education, treatment and guidance to manage their symptoms. Up for the challenge? Once you graduate you’ll be eligible to register as a qualified mental health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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