Mental Health Nursing


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  • Our new BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing course focuses on community nursing, giving you a huge range of career options
  • Study in brand new teaching facilities at London's campus university
  • Split your time between learning at university and gaining hands-on experience in placements with our clinical partners


Are you passionate about supporting the mental health and wellbeing of others? Do you want to be part of the next generation of mental health nurses – providing outstanding care within mental health services? Here at Roehampton we can help you achieve that with our new BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing.

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You will be part of a unique and exciting programme, learning in brand new teaching facilities and in a wide range of clinical placements. Working alongside expert clinical and academic staff, you will have the opportunity to help shape your learning experience. You will receive excellent support to ensure you achieve both academic and professional success.

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Mental Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Your learning on the programme will be split between theory in the classroom and clinical practice in a range of placements and in the Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC).

You will develop theoretical knowledge through a variety of ‘blended learning’ approaches including lectures, seminars, group work, guided independent study, online learning, reflective practice and through preparation for a variety of assessments. You will be taught by expert staff and learn alongside adult and mental health nursing students, and students from other health and care professions.

You will gain practical skills and experience through a range of clinical placements, such as community mental health teams, inpatient mental health services, primary care (general practice) and private, voluntary and independent services. You will also undertake placements focusing on physical care. You will be supported, supervised and assessed during placements by both clinical and academic staff.

You will also spend a significant amount of time learning in our state-of-the-art CSC. These brand new facilities include realistic community and in-hospital settings. Here you will safely practice clinical skills with other students, service users, carers, role players and hi-tech patient simulators under the guidance of experienced clinical and academic staff.

You will also have the opportunity to organise an elective placement in the UK or abroad.

During your three years, you will demonstrate achievement of the NMC Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.

You will also develop the values and behaviours that underpin the NHS constitution such as putting service users at the centre of their care and treating people with compassion, respect and dignity.

You will learn about nursing as a profession and its central role within 21st century health and care services. You will also learn about the shift towards integrated care in the community as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

You will learn about the importance of developing professional relationships with the people you are caring for and working with. Clinical practice will help you develop confidence in communicating with a diverse range of people. You will also develop resilience through reflective practice.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of how the human body and mind works, how to help people stay healthy and how to support people with long-term mental health conditions and those experiencing a mental health crisis. You will develop a holistic approach to assessing and supporting both physical and mental wellbeing. You will also learn about the importance of the recovery model in mental health.

As you progress through the course, you will develop higher level skills to lead, manage and develop yourself and other people within the health and care team. You will also learn about the evidence base for clinical practice and how this is used to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.

Mental Health Nursing at Roehampton will give you a strong foundation for your future nursing career. You will be able to work in a wide variety of roles in community mental health teams, inpatient mental health services, private and independent sector organisations and more. We are aspirational that Roehampton nurses will be highly sought after by employers and can become future leaders of the profession.

Still have questions about starting a nursing career with Roehampton? Check out our list of FAQs which cover several areas including funding, accommodation and uniforms, and links to further reading.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.