UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Nursing Mental Health

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Nursing Mental Health

Our employer links, practical focus and the clinical experience offered means that you'll develop the confidence and critical skills you need to propel your mental health nursing career.

Why study mental health nursing?

Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career that'll change lives, including your own. As a mental health nurse you'll play your part in improving access to healthcare, wellbeing, social inclusion and quality of life.

Working in a variety of settings, including specialist and community services, and people's homes, mental health nurses provide focused health support to people of all ages.

A £5,000 per year training grant is available for students along with an additional £1,000 per year grant because mental health nurses are in demand in the UK and worldwide. Further information is available on the NHS Business Services website.

Why UWE Bristol?

You'll learn from a passionate, enthusiastic, skilled and supportive team with a range of experience across all the many different aspects of Mental Health nursing, and other fields of nursing. As many of our staff are active researchers, your learning will be enriched by the very latest in best practice and clinical understanding.

This course has a strong practical focus, allowing you to gain competence carrying out the hands-on tasks you'll perform in your career. About half your time will be spent on placements with our established partners. You'll also have regular access to outstanding facilities including our Skills Simulation Suite: an imitation ward where you'll be able to develop your clinical expertise in a safe, instructive environment.

Based at Glenside Campus, you'll interact with and learn from other students from a range of health and social care courses. You'll develop essential people skills as you work with patients and their families, as well as our partners on placements, in class and online. There's also the opportunity to develop and apply your skills working abroad.

Where can it take me?

You'll have exciting career opportunities open to you in several different areas. Mental health nurses are in demand across the UK, and you could go on to work in a broad variety of specialist areas and interesting roles.

You could work for the NHS, in hospitals and community settings. You could also take your skills into the armed forces, prison service, the private sector or voluntary organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language or Literature and Mathematics. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 7.0 in all other sections of the test
  • A-level subjects: Grade C or above in a Science or Social Science subject.
  • Relevant subjects: Subjects that meet the Science/Social Science requirement for this course: Biology, Applied Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology: Food Technology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geographical Science, Geology, Health and Social Care, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Science (Biology route), Science (Chemistry route), Science (Physics route), Science in Society, Sociology, Sport and Physical Education, Sports Studies.

Career Prospects

Registered nurses are in demand across the UK and our graduates enter careers in a variety of roles for the NHS, private and voluntary sector employers, in community and hospital settings.

Our graduates go on to work in both adults' and children's mental health services across a large range of settings and services.

You could go into community settings, including community mental health services, hospital outpatients and emergency departments, secure residential units or service users' homes.

Once qualified, you can also combine clinical work with study on a post-qualifying course. By specialising further in a specific area, you can progress to more senior positions such as consultant nurse, nurse specialist, researcher, or local or regional services manager.

Course Details

Year 1

Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology for Nursing
Episodes of Care 1
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Principles of Nursing (Field Specific)
Sustainable Global Public Health.

Year 2

Assessment and Decision Making
Episodes of Care 2
Episodes of Care 3
Pharmacology and Medicines Management
Research Methodologies of Nursing Enquiry
Supporting People with Complex Needs.

Final Year

Episodes of Care 4
Leadership and Supervision
Nursing Final Project
Transition to Registration.

One optional module
Collaborative Approaches to Effective Pain Management
Crossing Borders
Introduction to Emergency Care
Primary and Community Healthcare
Public Health and Health Promotion for Professional Practice
Solution Focused Practice Developing Empowering Conversations with People
World Wide Nursing.

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