Mental Health Nurses work with people experiencing mental health difficulties across the lifespan. Mental health nurses work with people experiencing mental health difficulties across the lifespan. The BNurs (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree at the University of Wolverhampton provides students with an in-depth understanding of mental health challenges and conditions, as well as how to support and care for patients. Students will learn key skills in contemporary mental health nursing practice and will be able to apply this knowledge to real-world settings.
A career in mental health nursing can be both challenging and rewarding. It is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people who are experiencing mental health-related issues. If you are passionate about improving the lives of others, then a career in mental health nursing could be for you.
Our BNurs (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree is designed to improve both your theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The course adopts a person-centred approach with placement opportunities across NHS Trusts, helping you apply what you’ve learnt and develop experience in providing safe and effective nursing care.
Upon successful completion, this course will enable you to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practise as a registered mental health nurse in a range of diverse health and social care settings. The mental health nursing degree at the University of Wolverhampton is delivered by subject experts with extensive clinical experience, and you will be supported to achieve a high clinical, professional, and academic standard. We are also proud of our relationships with our partner organisations which were recently commended by the NMC.
What is a mental health nurse?
Mental health nurses work with people experiencing mental health difficulties across the lifespan. At the core of mental health nursing is the ability to establish trusting therapeutic relationships with service users and with their families and carers.
As a mental health nurse, you would care for people affected by a range of mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, psychological trauma, psychosis, and dementia.
Mental health nurses support individuals and their families in a wide variety of settings, including in their own homes; GP practices; primary care facilities; specialist nursing homes; hospitals (both general and mental health); prisons; and forensic mental health units. Whatever your client group, this mental health nursing degree will allow you to provide professional expertise and skills to promote recovery and positive mental health.
Learn interpersonal skills
Nursing is a demanding vocation which requires compassion, commitment, creativity and resilience, along with an ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Mental health nursing requires a warm and empathic approach to help build trusting therapeutic relationships with people who are sometimes reluctant to engage.
This degree will develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence as a practitioner working in partnership with service users and carers in a variety of settings. Our mental health nursing course promotes personal resilience and critical thinking, while supporting you to advocate on behalf of service users and carers as well as to provide effective evidence-based interventions and continuous service improvement.
When does this course start?
Intakes: September and April