Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January, April, September

Overview Updated 12/11/2019

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing programme is now closed for January and April 2020 starts. Apply now for September 2020 start via UCAS website.

Our Mental Health Nursing course takes you on a service user’s journey within community and hospital settings, allowing you to see the service through the patient’s perspective and identify where you can make positive changes. The course reinforces your positive attitude, provides you with evidence-based knowledge and equips you with effective practice skills, through a flexible and blended approach to learning. We also offer extra student support throughout your studies and during your practice. This means that you will be supported by a Nursing Academic during your practice at a Hospital.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • New Curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018
  • Opportunity to study in Europe
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information about the course please contact Roger Keenoo, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Roger.Keenoo@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

There is no health without mental health. One in four people are likely to experience some degree of mental distress. A mental health nurse can make a positive contribution in people’s lives and wellbeing. Our vision is to promote compassionate care through effective communication.

We want to make this a reality by recruiting people who that are passionate about caring for those with mental health problems and that want to make positive changes to the lives of others. Our BSc (Hons) course gives you a registration through the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Come Say Hello

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Stories

Sian Hill

“The course content provides an equal balance of both theoretical application and practice opportunities. This allows you to learn clinical skills and knowledge that underpins evidence-based practice. Having the opportunity to experience six placement areas over the three years enables you to gain a real insight into various roles and services within the Mental Health field. This is a great opportunity to really grab the experience in both hands and learn as much as you can as a developing practitioner.

I am very much enjoying the course and have met some extraordinary people who are making a real difference in Mental Health”.

Careers

Career Opportunities

On completion of this course you can pursue a wide range of professional careers in health and social care and research.

Please visit www.healthcareers.nhs.uk for further information on NHS career opportunities.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 7.0 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

The following are essential requirements for all pre-registration nursing programmes;

Applicants must be 18 years old by the 2nd month of commencing pre-registration nursing programmes and all applicants must have 10 years of consecutive education.

All applicants must have:
  • English Language and Maths GCSE, or the equivalent, at grade C/4 or above. These must be achieved prior to commencement of the course. (Common equivalents are: Functional skills level 2 and 3, Key skills level 2 and 3, Adult Literacy/Numeracy Level 2).
  • Evidence of recent academic study completed within the last five years.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.0 before the course commences.
You also need one of the following qualifications:
  • BCC at A level
  • BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM
  • A kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
  • Successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree
  • Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level)
  • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above.

Please note that we may consider other qualifications not listed above on an individual basis, please contact our Admissions team to discuss these in further detail.

All offers of a place on the programme are subject to:
  • successful Occupational Health Screening,
  • satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report, and
  • successful interview at the University.

Course Content

  • Discovering My Identity as a Nurse (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1027
    Core Module Y
  • Professionalism and Public Protection in Nursing (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1028
    Core Module Y
  • Exploring the Evidence Base for Nursing (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1029
    Core Module Y
  • Developing Competence in Safe, Effective Administration and Optimization of Medicines (0 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1030
    Core Module Y
  • Guided Participation in Nursing Care (60 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1031P
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a range of healthcare settings such as hospitals, the voluntary sector and other health and social care organisations within Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.

We also offer you the opportunity to complete a two week placement in a European city.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Non-Medical Prescribing Programme MSc

Public Health MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

Additional Costs

Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

  • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
  • shoes for placement
  • appropriate outer wear
  • car parking fees on/off site
  • dissertation printing
  • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses,etc.)
  • book/stationary purchases
  • IT costs
  • living and eating costs
  • accommodation including washing costs
  • participation in events.

Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses in relation to  your practice learning opportunities is available from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

Additional Costs

Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

  • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
  • shoes for placement
  • appropriate outer wear
  • car parking fees on/off site
  • dissertation printing
  • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses,etc.)
  • book/stationary purchases
  • IT costs
  • living and eating costs
  • accommodation including washing costs
  • participation in events.

Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses in relation to  your practice learning opportunities is available from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £15,750

Additional Costs

Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

  • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
  • shoes for placement
  • appropriate outer wear
  • car parking fees on/off site
  • dissertation printing
  • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses, ect.)
  • book/stationary purchases
  • IT costs
  • living and eating costs
  • accommodation including washing costs
  • participation in events.

International scholarships

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £15,500

Additional Costs

Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

  • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
  • shoes for placement
  • appropriate outer wear
  • car parking fees on/off site
  • dissertation printing
  • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses, ect.)
  • book/stationary purchases
  • IT costs
  • living and eating costs
  • accommodation including washing costs
  • participation in events.

International scholarships

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 12/11/2019

  • BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing programme is now closed for January and April 2020 starts. Apply now for September 2020 start via UCAS website.

    Our Mental Health Nursing course takes you on a service user’s journey within community and hospital settings, allowing you to see the service through the patient’s perspective and identify where you can make positive changes. The course reinforces your positive attitude, provides you with evidence-based knowledge and equips you with effective practice skills, through a flexible and blended approach to learning. We also offer extra student support throughout your studies and during your practice. This means that you will be supported by a Nursing Academic during your practice at a Hospital.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • New Curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018
    • Opportunity to study in Europe
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • There is no health without mental health. One in four people are likely to experience some degree of mental distress. A mental health nurse can make a positive contribution in people’s lives and wellbeing. Our vision is to promote compassionate care through effective communication.

    We want to make this a reality by recruiting people who that are passionate about caring for those with mental health problems and that want to make positive changes to the lives of others. Our BSc (Hons) course gives you a registration through the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information about the course please contact Roger Keenoo, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Roger.Keenoo@northampton.ac.uk.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Come Say Hello

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Sian Hill

      “The course content provides an equal balance of both theoretical application and practice opportunities. This allows you to learn clinical skills and knowledge that underpins evidence-based practice. Having the opportunity to experience six placement areas over the three years enables you to gain a real insight into various roles and services within the Mental Health field. This is a great opportunity to really grab the experience in both hands and learn as much as you can as a developing practitioner.

      I am very much enjoying the course and have met some extraordinary people who are making a real difference in Mental Health”.

    • Career Opportunities

      On completion of this course you can pursue a wide range of professional careers in health and social care and research.

      Please visit www.healthcareers.nhs.uk for further information on NHS career opportunities.

  • The following are essential requirements for all pre-registration nursing programmes;

    Applicants must be 18 years old by the 2nd month of commencing pre-registration nursing programmes and all applicants must have 10 years of consecutive education.

    All applicants must have:
    • English Language and Maths GCSE, or the equivalent, at grade C/4 or above. These must be achieved prior to commencement of the course. (Common equivalents are: Functional skills level 2 and 3, Key skills level 2 and 3, Adult Literacy/Numeracy Level 2).
    • Evidence of recent academic study completed within the last five years.
    • If your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.0 before the course commences.
    You also need one of the following qualifications:
    • BCC at A level
    • BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM
    • A kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
    • Successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree
    • Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level)
    • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above.

    Please note that we may consider other qualifications not listed above on an individual basis, please contact our Admissions team to discuss these in further detail.

    All offers of a place on the programme are subject to:
    • successful Occupational Health Screening,
    • satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report, and
    • successful interview at the University.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 7.0 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Discovering My Identity as a Nurse (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1027
      Core Module Y
    • Professionalism and Public Protection in Nursing (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1028
      Core Module Y
    • Exploring the Evidence Base for Nursing (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1029
      Core Module Y
    • Developing Competence in Safe, Effective Administration and Optimization of Medicines (0 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1030
      Core Module Y
    • Guided Participation in Nursing Care (60 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1031P
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a range of healthcare settings such as hospitals, the voluntary sector and other health and social care organisations within Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.

    We also offer you the opportunity to complete a two week placement in a European city.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Non-Medical Prescribing Programme MSc

      Public Health MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional Costs

    Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

    • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
    • shoes for placement
    • appropriate outer wear
    • car parking fees on/off site
    • dissertation printing
    • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses,etc.)
    • book/stationary purchases
    • IT costs
    • living and eating costs
    • accommodation including washing costs
    • participation in events.

    Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses in relation to  your practice learning opportunities is available from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    Additional Costs

    Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

    • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
    • shoes for placement
    • appropriate outer wear
    • car parking fees on/off site
    • dissertation printing
    • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses,etc.)
    • book/stationary purchases
    • IT costs
    • living and eating costs
    • accommodation including washing costs
    • participation in events.

    Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses in relation to  your practice learning opportunities is available from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £15,750

    Additional Costs

    Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

    • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
    • shoes for placement
    • appropriate outer wear
    • car parking fees on/off site
    • dissertation printing
    • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses, ect.)
    • book/stationary purchases
    • IT costs
    • living and eating costs
    • accommodation including washing costs
    • participation in events.

    International scholarships

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £15,500

    Additional Costs

    Please be aware that there will be additional costs that are not covered by course fees, these include:

    • Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associate with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
    • shoes for placement
    • appropriate outer wear
    • car parking fees on/off site
    • dissertation printing
    • optional European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses, ect.)
    • book/stationary purchases
    • IT costs
    • living and eating costs
    • accommodation including washing costs
    • participation in events.

    International scholarships

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour