Nursing Mental Health (Pre-registration)

Edinburgh Napier University


Sighthill Campus


Nurses today need to be able to demonstrate competence and leadership in nursing care. To deliver this, they need to be able to work flexibly, inter-professionally and collaboratively in a dynamic and ever-evolving health and social care arena.

Our nursing programme takes account of the key initiatives in health and social care at local, national and international levels and is developed in partnership with our clinical partners, students, service users and carers.

During each year of the programme you will learn and practice alongside colleagues on your programme from the Adult Health field of nursing, colleagues from all fields of nursing on our Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programme and colleagues from our Allied Health and Social Work Programme. The course is designed so that you will acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding which gives you specific skills and competences to work within a variety of health and social care teams and settings. The programme will enable you to specialise in your chosen field of nursing to deliver high quality, evidence-informed person-centred care.

On completion, this course will have supported you to become a creative, autonomous, innovative and dynamic nurse with an excellent grounding in nursing theory and practice incorporating current developments within your chosen field of nursing.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this programme you must have an Honours degree at 2:2 or above or an Ordinary degree in Nursing with distinction. National 5 Maths and a science subject at C or above.

Complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) document to provide evidence of undertaking a minimum of 500 hours (equivalent to 12-14 weeks full-time) of occupational or voluntary work supporting the health and/or wellbeing needs of people, in addition to demonstrating a minimum of 500 hours of appropriate theoretical learning and understanding evidenced from a previous degree and practice.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date

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Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Nursing and Midwifery

SCQF Level


Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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