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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

Mental health problems currently affect one in four of the UK population. If you’re caring and compassionate, with exceptional communication skills and a real passion for helping people, this degree is for you.

  • Join a course accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council: when you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register and practise as a mental health nurse
  • Look forward to excellent career prospects: 100% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of completing their studies
  • Gain essential practical experience on a range of placements in different health care and community settings
  • Benefit from some of the best university facilities of their kind, including our clinical skills suite and our state-of-the-art immersive suite
  • Learn from a highly experienced, enthusiastic and research-active team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions
  • Be inspired on a programme with strong approval ratings: in the 2016 National Student Survey, 97% of students were satisfied with this course
  • Choose to study at our Derby or Chesterfield Campus.

“High standards of nurse education are absolutely pivotal to the quality of care we provide. We know that the nurses the University of Derby delivers are first class and we want to recruit the people that it trains.”

Gavin Boyle, Chief Executive at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

If you already hold a degree and are looking to qualify as a mental health nurse, find out more about our MSc Nursing (Mental Health).

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