BSc Mental Health Nursing: University of the West of England

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BSc Mental Health Nursing: University of the West of England, School of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1DD, Bristol, United Kingdom
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Course Beginning 
January and September
3 years full time
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Mental Health Nurses work in a dynamic environment. The course therefore aims to develop practitioners who are innovative, flexible and knowledgeable and are able to:

  • work collaboratively with their clients, service users, families, carers and other health and social care professionals
  • be self-reliant and resourceful
  • take responsibility for their own learning and development

In order to gain the most from the course, applicants must have a basic, but first hand understanding of the role of a Mental Health Nurse. This may be gained by talking to a qualified Mental Health Nurse and/or finding information from a number of sources such as visiting a unit or researching the role using professional journals, books, the internet, documentaries or multimedia.

Through a carefully integrated balance of theory and practice the degree programme aims to provide students at the point of registration with the knowledge, expertise and competence required of qualified practitioners.

Successful completion of the programme leads to registration as a nurse on the Professional Register held by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Careers/further study

As a qualified Mental Health Nurse you will have opportunities to work with the NHS, private sector, non-statutory and voluntary sector. There is work available in all parts of the UK and in a wide range of specialities. As you gain experience you may wish to specialise and work with a particular client group such as forensic mental health care, child and adolescent mental health care and substance misuse. Mental Health Nurses have many opportunities to develop their career, through the ethos of life-long learning, at a pace that suits the individual.

Admissions and International Recruitment

Admissions and International Recruitment deals with enquiries and applications for all full-time undergraduate programmes. Contact us by

  • telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83333
  • fax: +44 (0)117 32 82810
  • e-mail:
  • letter: Admissions and International Recruitment, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK

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