Why study Mental Health Nursing?
Join one of Scotland’s top undergraduate nursing degrees solely focused on mental health. Our Mental Health Nursing course is underpinned by a philosophy of values-based and relational nursing practice, with a strong focus on the delivery of research-informed, person-centred care.
This three-year Mental Health Nursing degree is a thought-provoking and contemporary course, designed to give you all the knowledge, skills and experiences you need to practice as a mental health nurse. Student placements begin in the first term of year one, with 50% of your learning happening in the university, and 50% happening in practice.
Uniquely, you’ll graduate with an honours degree after only three years, having explored topics such as psychological interventions, physical and mental health, professional working and leadership in nursing.
You’ll have a consistently high level of support from a team of tutors and lecturers who come from a variety of clinical backgrounds. We actively encourage you to build self-awareness and resilience through our interactive teaching methods, so you’ll have space and time for personal and professional reflection. This is to help prepare you for the challenges of working in this field.
Splitting your time between placements and the classroom means that everything you learn is integrated to support your development. We aim to help you become a reflective, self-aware and person-centred mental health practitioner.
This Mental Health Nursing degree is recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) meaning you can register as a qualified nurse (mental health) when you graduate.
It’s also in the UK top 20 for Teaching Satisfaction according to the 2023 Guardian University Guide.