BSc Nursing - Mental Health

Our Mental Health nursing degree is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. We'll train you in modern nursing so you can join a health care team upon graduation.

Nursing - Mental Health

Key facts

  • Award BSc
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration 36 months
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • UCAS Code B760
  • Study abroad opportunities

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  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 always respect the intrinsic value of people and their individuality.

In practice this means that teaching and learning activities are informed either directly or indirectly by people who have lived experience of mental ill health. This  inclusive, values based approach will support your development as a reflective, resilient and socially aware mental health nurse with the capacity to engage in a diverse range of health and social care settings.

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will be a source of guidance information and support during your studies. Whilst undertaking practice learning experiences, you will also be allocated a Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor who will support your practice based learning.

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. We will inspire and challenge you, so that you leave as a confident and capable practitioner- ready to join a health and social care team upon graduation.

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

Professional accreditation

The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Prizes or awards

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 and Mental Health Lecturer and Teaching Fellow Jennie Young won the Nurse Educator of the Year award in 2018.

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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