Nursing with Registration (Mental Health) BSc (Hons)
Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any point, with up to one in four people experiencing mental health difficulties during their lifetime. That’s where you come in – as a trained mental health nurse, you can develop specialist care skills, and make a real difference in supporting those who are struggling with these challenging emotional experiences.
Nurses can promote mental health by building good relationships with people, encouraging healthy behaviours, recognising and offering a variety of recovery informed approaches. Registered mental health nurses are highly sought after in a diverse range of essential roles and practice specialities across the health and social care sector in the UK and overseas.
On this course, our strong links with service providers across the region and integrated placements, will help you put theory into practice and build your knowledge, skills and confidence in caring for people with a range of different mental health experiences.
To succeed, you will need to be committed and dedicated, with the willingness to give time to others demonstrating a high degree of care and compassion.
This course is only available for UK/EU students.
- Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English.
- Passes in Functional Skills and Key Skills qualifications at level 2 in maths and english can be accepted as equivalents.
Plus one of the following:
- A minimum of 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A levels including at least two subjects at a grade C or above (excluding General Studies, key skills and music exams)
- BTEC National Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit
- BTEC Extended Diploma - BTEC normally in Health and Social Care or Applied Science at Distinction/Merit/Merit
- 26+ points
- Pass in the QAA Science or Health Professions or Nursing and Midwifery Access to HE with a minimum of 80 UCAS points.
- GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or functional skills level 2 qualifications in English or Maths are required.
- The Access course must have a minimum of 12 science credits (biology, chemistry or physics) if not applicants must also have a GCSE Science grade C/4 or above to meet the requirements.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 overall when you start the course is essential, with a 7.0 in all componenets except writing which should be at least 6.5. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Professional Responsibility 1
- Skills and Evidence for Professional Practice
- Foundations of Nursing Practice
- Promotion of Health and Well-being
- Holistic Nursing Interventions
- Professional Responsibility 2
- Analysing Evidence for Healthcare
- Complex Care Needs
- Responding to Altered Health Needs
- Contemporary Issues in Nursing
- Professional Responsibility 3
- Working in Partnership with Service Users and Carers
- Transition to Professional Practice
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Learning is supported by a strong system of personal tutors, teaching teams, academic assessors, practice work placements and enthusiastic practice supervisors and assessors. Teaching methods include:
- Simulation activities
- Enquiry-based problem solving
- Independent e-learning
- Peer learning sets
UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
Once qualified, our postgraduate study opportunities further enhance your knowledge and skills; including Learning Beyond Registration modules, professional doctorates and master's degrees such as the Physician Associate Studies MSc.
About this institute
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
Why study at De Montfort University
- Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
- In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
- TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
- Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
- 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.
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