Canterbury Christ Church University Mental Health Nursing

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Canterbury Christ Church University Mental Health Nursing

Our BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Degree is a popular choice with students aiming for registration as a mental health nurse.

Mental health nurses play a crucial role in supporting people who are vulnerable (and often seriously ill) in hospitals and the community. If you want a career where you can make a difference to the lives of people in need of care and support, and where each day brings new challenges and experiences, Mental Health Nursing is a good choice.

The course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed, and enables you to be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

You will explore areas including:

  • mental illness and mental health
  • therapeutic interventions
  • assessment and planning care
  • service users’ perspectives on care
  • evidence-based practice
  • human biology and pharmacology.

Mental health nursing is a diverse and dynamic profession working collaboratively with people experiencing a range of mental health and psychological problems, in a diverse range of settings. As well as being immensely rewarding, mental health nursing offers a range of career development and education options and the opportunity to specialise. In addition, a nursing qualification consistently provides the opportunity to work overseas.

Our new programme was commended at Approval, particularly for our integration of clinical supervision throughout the curriculum, our bold choice of learning and teaching strategies, the support we offer our students throughout the curriculum and our close working relationships with services users, charitable organisations and our local service providers.

Further entry requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics, at grade C or above, or equivalent.

When we select applicants for interview we take a number of factors into account and one of the main ones is that you are able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of nursing.