University of chester mental health nursing

University of chester mental health nursing

Mental Health Nursing

BN (Hons)

Make a unique contribution to the health and wellbeing of those experiencing, or at risk of developing mental health problems on this pre-registration nursing programme.

Course overview

Mental health nursing is a specialist professional course that enables you to make a unique contribution to the health and wellbeing of people of all ages who experience, or may be at risk of developing, mental health problems.

Mental health nursing focuses on promoting recovery and improving outcomes for people experiencing mental health problems, based on the philosophy of holistic person-centred care, as well as challenging the stigma, discrimination and inequality often associated with mental illness problems.

University of chester mental health nursing

Why Study Mental Health Nursing with us?

This is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of service users and carers, students and Mental Health Nursing practice at its centre. The programme team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous Mental Health Nurses, able to meet current and future healthcare demands.

The course is delivered by experienced Mental Health Nurses with teaching and research expertise as well as experience in a wide range of clinical areas and services, including child and adolescent mental health, forensic and secure, acute and crisis care, substance misuse, personality disorder and community care. The team work closely with local health and social care providers to ensure that the course remains contemporary.

Entry Requirements

Typical Entry 112 UCAS points
GCE A Level 112 points from GCE A Levels. Typical offer BCC-BBC.
BTEC BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM; BTEC Diploma – D*D*
Irish/Scottish Highers Grades BBBB
International Baccalaureate 26 points
Access Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above
OCR OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2; OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DMM; OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma – D*D*
Extra Information Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs. FETAC Level 5 (Major Award) with all 8 subjects at Merit. Applicants must have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths.  We do not accept level 2 Key Skills/Functional Skills as an equivalent to GCSE. Please note that applicants must also have evidence of recent study within the last 5 years.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is carried out on all students, the cost of which is currently met by the Health Education England North. However please note: with recent changes to the NHS Bursary, this is currently under review, and may mean that you will need to pay for a DBS check through the University. The cost of the disclosure is currently £55:00.

University of chester mental health nursing

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your qualifications meet these requirements, please contact us using the details below.

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