Why study mental health nursing?
Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career that’ll change lives, including your own. As a mental health nurse you’ll play your part in improving access to healthcare, wellbeing, social inclusion and quality of life.
Working in a variety of settings, including specialist and community services, and people’s homes, mental health nurses provide focused health support to people of all ages.
A £5,000 per year training grant is available for students along with an additional £1,000 per year grant because mental health nurses are in demand in the UK and worldwide. Further information is available on the NHS Business Services website.
Why UWE Bristol?
You’ll learn from a passionate, enthusiastic, skilled and supportive team with a range of experience across all the many different aspects of Mental Health nursing, and other fields of nursing. As many of our staff are active researchers, your learning will be enriched by the very latest in best practice and clinical understanding.
This course has a strong practical focus, allowing you to gain competence carrying out the hands-on tasks you’ll perform in your career. About half your time will be spent on placements with our established partners. You’ll also have regular access to outstanding facilities including our Skills Simulation Suite: an imitation ward where you’ll be able to develop your clinical expertise in a safe, instructive environment.
Based at Glenside Campus, you’ll interact with and learn from other students from a range of health and social care courses. You’ll develop essential people skills as you work with patients and their families, as well as our partners on placements, in class and online. There’s also the opportunity to develop and apply your skills working abroad.
Where can it take me?
You’ll have exciting career opportunities open to you in several different areas. Mental health nurses are in demand across the UK, and you could go on to work in a broad variety of specialist areas and interesting roles.
You could work for the NHS, in hospitals and community settings. You could also take your skills into the armed forces, prison service, the private sector or voluntary organisations.