BSc (Hons)

Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

3 Years
April 2024
In Person

One in four people will experience mental health issues during their lives. As a mental health nurse you’ll help people to work towards recovery with the aim of living fulfilling lives in society.

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects
    Times Good University Guide (Nursing)
  • Top
    in the UK for graduate prospects
    Times Good University Guide (Nursing)
  • As a UK student on this programme you'll be eligible for a £5,000 NHS Learning Support Fund. You'll also be eligible for a specialist subject payment of £1,000 per year for studying mental health and learning disability nursing (new students only). This doesn’t have to be paid back after finishing your degree.
  • The course is split between 50% theoretical study and 50% practical clinical experience. You'll work with other students who’ve chosen the same field of nursing as you.
  • You'll have a link lecturer in all the placement areas you will access. They will support you through all your clinical experiences.
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From Military to Mental Health Nursing - Adrian Craddock's Story

What you'll do on this mental health course

  • For clinical placement experiences, you’ll be allocated to one of several NHS Trusts within the Central Lancashire region. During your placement you'll gain experience in a range of mental health nursing areas.
  • You’ll undertake practical work experience placements. You'll also develop practical skills in our clinical skills labs using clinical patient simulators (manikins) and simulation model trainers.
  • You'll also have the opportunity to travel abroad as the university has extensive links in Europe and overseas. There are also voluntary international experiences in America, Oman, Tanzania and Finland.


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


  • This course is validated by the NMC, the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Careers in mental health

Our Nursing graduates go on to work in a variety of healthcare disciplines and settings and are in great demand.

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Hear from our students

It felt like going back to school at first. When I finished my course in March, I realised I missed it and now I’ve applied to study for a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Mental Health.”
Mental health nursing graduate Adrian Craddock
Adrian Craddock
BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
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Don't have the formal qualifications to meet the entry requirements? Find out more about our Return to Study programme.

Studying a healthcare degree?

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£17,000 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page