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BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Abertay University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Dundee
14,000 GBP
September 2022

Dundee
14,000 GBP
September 2023

Dundee
14,000 GBP
September 2024

Program description

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

This mental health nursing degree will provide you with a thought-provoking and contemporary study programme, carefully crafted to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to practice as a mental health nurse.

Get set to explore a fascinating range of topics, including physical health and wellbeing, anatomy, physiology and human biology, as you take a journey to become a reflective, self-aware and person-centred practitioner.

Throughout your degree, you’ll enjoy a consistently high level of support from a team of tutors and lecturers from a variety of clinical backgrounds, some of whom continue to work in practice. This is complemented by practitioners and colleagues from counselling and nursing.

This degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and leads to registration as a Mental Health Nurse.

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Admission requirements

General Requirements

  • All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Subjects that are accepted for entry

  • One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Interpersonal Skills for Mental Health Nurses
  • Physical Health and Well-Being
  • Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice 1

Year 2

  • Public Health
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice 2
  • Mental Health Nursing : Acute Care
  • Nursing Older People
  • Professional Issues 1

Year 3

  • Professional Issues 2
  • Mental Health and Older People
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice 3
  • Pharmacology and Medicines Management
  • Evidence-Based Practice 2

Year 4

  • Leadership
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Project
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Caret
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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Scottish & EU Students: £1,820
  • English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students: £9,250
  • International Students: £14,000

Qualification

Award Title: BSc (Hons)

Career opportunities

A mental health nursing degree is a great springboard for exploring opportunities in mental health and clinical areas – and this programme makes you extremely mobile. Graduates from this programme can go anywhere and the options are endless.

For example, you can go on to a career working in:

  • Community and hospital settings in the NHS
  • The private and third sectors caring for older people, children and adolescents
  • Substance misuse, acute care and forensic settings

There are also opportunities for further study on our PhD programme.

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Abertay University

Abertay University, in Dundee, is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and a UK top 10 institution for both student satisfaction and teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021). Having...


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Abertay University

Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom

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