Taught course

Mental Health Nursing

Institution
London South Bank University · Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

An honours degree with a minimum 2:2 classification in a health or science-related subject, such as biology, psychology, biomedical engineering or sports science. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Mental Health Nurses care for people suffering from various mental health conditions and their family and carers to offer help and support in dealing with the condition. Although it can be demanding and intense work, it can also be exceptionally rewarding.

Mental health nursing is a constantly evolving field, with as many as one in four people believed to experience some mental health condition each year. The Mental Health Nursing programme at LSBU is designed to equip you with the skills and competencies to meet the challenges of providing effective mental health care.

Throughout the course, you will gain practice experience in a wide range of in-patient and community settings, reflecting the diversity of mental health specialties. This could include acute psychiatry, child and adolescent mental health, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, addictions and rehabilitation.

This course equips you with the skills to work in a diverse range of mental health nursing roles across a range of settings, including the NHS and the private health care sector.

You will be compassionate with lots of patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure, with reserves of mental stamina. Exceptional people skills, communicating clearly with people from different backgrounds is essential. The main resource mental health nurses have to draw upon is themselves and how they engage effectively with service.

You can choose to study Mental Health Nursing at our Southwark campus based in the heart of London or at our Havering campus in Harold Wood, Essex.

See more on our website.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Fees and funding

If you are attending a Nursing course and meet certain residency and eligibility criteria you will have your tuition fees paid in full by the NHS and you will normally receive an income assessed bursary from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

See more at: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk
Phone
020 7815 7815