Mental Health Nursing

Course details

Campus(es)

Dumfries

UCAS Code

B760

Start Date

September 2019

Degree

BSc

About the course

The BSc Mental Health Nursing course provides you with the knowledge, skills, practical experience and confidence to allow you to become a mental health nursing professional.

Understanding what factors contribute to psychological or neurological health issues is one of the most complex and fascinating fields of healthcare. As a mental health nurse you can start your career working independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to treat complex health and mental health needs, with a recovery-focused approach.

Our course is 50% work-based learning, so you’ll be spending a significant amount of time putting what you’ve learnt in lectures into practice in a real-life clinical environment.

Upon graduation, you will achieve registration as a Registered Nurse in mental health with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBC (75 UCAS Tariff points) plus SQA National 5 / Intermediate 2 – Grade C or above / Standard Grade credit level (2, or above) in English and Maths or BC plus UWS First Steps into Nursing module)
  • A levels: BC (72 UCAS Tariff points) plus GCSE Maths, English Language and English Literature
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 plus Ordinary Level English and Maths
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Nursing: BBB 
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Care and Administrative Practice preferred preferred although any HNC will be considered plus SQA National 5 / Intermediate 2 – Grade C or above / Standard Grade credit level (2, or above) in Maths
  • FETAC: Complete and pass Level 5  plus Maths and English at Ordinary Level

All applicants must satisfy the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) entry requirements for pre-registration adult nursing education. This is to ensure applicants have good health and good character sufficient for safe and effective practice as Registered Nurse in mental health.

Entry is also dependent on the outcome of the following screening process: 

  • personal interview 
  • health Screening 
  • membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: uwsclearing@uws.ac.uk

Disclaimer

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Need help? Call the Clearing hotline: +44(0)141 849 4101

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we’re here to help!

Lines are open from 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday with extended hours on the dates below. Whilst our lines may be busy during results day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

  • Tuesday 6th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Thursday 8th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Friday 9th August – 8.30am-6pm

From Monday 12 August and onwards: 8.45am – 4.45pm

Clearing drop-in sessions

Our clearing drop-in sessions will be taking place simultaneously at both our Paisley and Lanarkshire campuses on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th of August from 3.00 – 6.00pm.

Our student recruitment team and ambassadors will be on-hand to give you advice about your potential study options and what you are eligible to apply for.

If you already have your results, we’ll even be able to take you through your UCAS application if you wish to apply on-the-spot.

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