BSc (Hons) Nursing - Mental Health

Our Mental Health nursing degree is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. We’ll train you to join a health care team upon graduation.

Nursing - Mental Health

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code B770

Accreditations

Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Mental Health nursing is a challenging yet rewarding profession where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

Our innovative Mental Health Nursing course will prepare you to meet the needs of a modern profession and provide the best possible patient care. You will leave us as a confident and capable practitioner, fully equipped to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and join a health care team upon graduation.

Our course curriculum is informed by the latest research and encourages you to take an evidence-based approach to nursing care. We believe that mental health and wellbeing services must respect the intrinsic value of people and their individuality. This philosophy is firmly held by all members of the course team. 

We work with our course partner, NHS Forth Valley, to ensure that our course remains clinically excellent and our students get the best possible experience while they’re studying.

BSc (Hons) Nursing students

BSc Honours Nursing students follow the same programme structure as the BSc Nursing for the first two and a half years of their programme. After that point, Honours students carry out an additional placement module with the opportunity to study overseas.

In their final year, Honours students complete additional modules including a dissertation and their NMC-required final placement, achieving registration and their Honours degree at the end of Year 4.

What our students say

Hear from Daniel Broadfoot and Pamela Ure talking about their motivations for becoming a Mental Health Nurse.

Top reasons to study with us

The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Students can be nominated for The Student Nursing Times Awards. These are the only awards to celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education, recognising educational establishments and honouring those who are committed to developing new nursing talent. The University of Stirling has won Student Nursing Times Awards in 2012, 2013, 2015. 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Stirling final-year student Robert Murray picked up the award for Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health in 2016

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What our students said

Ross Cotter
Ross Cotter
Scotland
BSc Mental Health Nursing
I enjoy my placements. Nursing has a great opportunity to get “on the job” experience whilst having the support and time off site within the University to reflect on my experiences.
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Ela Hamer
Ela Hamer
Scotland
BSc Nursing (Mental Health)
The teaching in the nursing degree is led by staff who have backgrounds in nursing, or who are still working with the NHS. This allows teaching staff to impart interesting, valuable and current knowledge to students.
Read Ela's story