The three-year degree shares common theory modules with other fields of practice and includes shared input on research, leadership and quality development.
You'll concentrate on key mental health topics including communication and therapeutic skills, understanding and working with users and carers in mental health services and knowledge of legal and ethical practice.
There is also a strong emphasis on recovery, positive mental health, values-based practice, user and carer involvement and mental health promotion.
This course allows you to specialise in mental health nursing, providing both an academic qualification and the vocational training to become a registered nurse, underpinned by key themes:
Communication, interpersonal and therapeutic skills; working in partnership with service users, carers and colleagues; respecting diversity, practising ethically and challenging inequality; developing reflective practitioners – with skills in critical thinking, evidence-based practice and life-long learning; leading, monitoring and developing care; promoting positive mental health.
2021 entry requirements
3 Highers at BBC preferably including English or another English based subject and one from Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physical Education or Physics plus English, Maths and Biology at National 5 (if not held at Higher).
Widening access entry:
3 Highers at BCC preferably including English or another English based subject and one from Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physical Education or Physics plus English, Maths and Biology at National 5 (if not held at Higher).
You will be interviewed and should meet NMC requirements of good health and good character.
Nursing and Midwifery