Taught course

Mental Health Nursing

University of Bedfordshire · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science related subject. GCSE grades 9 - 4 or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language.

Months of entry


Course content

The demand for mental health nurses is ever increasing while the requirement for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is also growing.

If you have undergraduate degree from a health, social care or health science related area and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then course will enable you become a registered nurse in two years.

You will study both in an academic setting and work in clinical practice environments enabling you to complete the necessary knowledge and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse.

Key features

  • Study using innovative teaching methods including our high-tech
  • Simulation Centre
  • Develop the practical skills, knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours needed to nurse adults with mental health issues (with their cares) professionally and compassionately
  • Benefit from a course that will lead you to a challenging and rewarding career as a registered mental health nurse in a range of healthcare environments, including community hospital and residential settings, and can provide a route to specialised clinical practice, management or education

Career opportunities

This course will be the first step in a process of lifelong learning and professional development. By undertaking and successfully completing all theory and practice elements of this course you will be eligible to register with the NMC as a Mental Health Nurse. On completion of this course you are likely to progress into the following areas of practice: In-patient care; Crisis Intervention; Community mental health nursing; Specialist areas of practice; Residential care settings.

Areas of study may include:

  • Development Of Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Introduction To Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Preparation For Mental Health Nursing Registered Practice
  • Assessment And Decision Making In Mental Health Nursing
  • Essentials Of Mental Health Nursing
  • Health, Life And Social Sciences For Nursing

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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