Nursing (Mental Health)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Develop the skills and knowledge to become a registered mental health nurse. We will support you to care for yourself while caring for others.


The future of nursing is here – be part of it

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Designed in collaboration with the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, this course will provide you with experience and confidence, with an emphasis on leadership and shaping a 'culture of care'. The first year will see you learning the fundamental skills for mental healthcare while learning to lead and manage yourself, the second will consider leading and managing care, and the third: leading and managing service to develop your abilities to lead a team and drive service innovation.

“We are excited about the collaboration with the university to deliver this innovative degree which we believe will equip future Registered Mental Health Nurses with the skills and compassion they require to meet the mental and physical health care needs of the nation.”

Chris Betteridge, Lead Nurse for Pre Reg Nurse Ed, Preceptorship and Widening Access, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Study style

Typical Modules:

Year one/level 4

  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology to Support Mental Health Practice
  • Practice-based Learning 1: Foundations of Essential skills
  • Practice-based Learning 2: Applying the Evidence Base in Practice

Year two/level 5

  • Care of People with Complex and Diverse Mental Health Conditions
  • Practice-based Learning 3: Managing Risk in Practice
  • Practice-based Learning 4: Leading and Managing Care in Practice

Year three/level 6

  • Leading and Managing Healthcare Service
  • Practice-based Learning 5: Leading and Managing Service
  • Practice-based Learning 6: Consolidation of Mental Health Practice

Entry requirements


See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeB760


  • Mental health nursing and care
  • Healthcare leadership and management
  • Education

Industry links

As well as teaching by experienced nurses and healthcare professionals, placements and practice-based learning are an integral part of the course. From community based recovery teams to acute mental health hospitals, you will get the opportunity to put your learning into practice while you study, all while being supported by our dedicated staff.

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Collaboration with 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Gain experience and confidence through our connection with 2gether. An innovative and forward-thinking organisation, with a real commitment to providing a specialist mental health service to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordashire.

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Research/practice-informed learning and teaching

Evidence based practice is embedded into all modules and the collaborative relationship between the student, personal tutor, mentors and coaches in practice will help to ensure that links are maintained and developed between research, theory and practice.

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Learning for the future

Students will have the opportunity to develop technological skills by engaging in on-line communication and by accessing course materials and resources within the virtual learning environment. Emphasis on self-care within the programme is designed to support life-long learning and personal development to enable students to become resilient practitioners for the future.

Contact us

Find out more about our courses

Call +44 (0)3330 141414