Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (BSc (Hons))

University of Lincoln the United Kingdom

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BSc (Hons)

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3 Years

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About Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) at University of Lincoln

Mental health nurses work with patients suffering from a wide range of conditions, from psychological to personality disorders. Frequently, mental health nursing is less concerned with curing illness than it is with supporting patients and their families and helping them to cope.

This degree is designed to provide a strong foundation in clinical practice, with a focus on pastoral and academic support. The aim is for graduates to be well prepared to help shape future healthcare provision in the complex, demanding and rewarding area of mental health.

Students are encouraged to become professional, ethical and competent nurses with critical-thinking skills and the confidence to review and improve standards of care for patients.

This course is offered over three academic years, each consisting of 45 weeks of study. Student learning is focussed around four key areas: professional values; communication and interpersonal skills; nursing practice and decision-making; and leadership, management and team working. These are studied with increasing complexity over the degree. The course aims to equip students with the skills to deliver essential care, progressing to assessing care needs and making and justifying informed decisions.

A combination of lectures, seminars, practical work and placements offer a robust education in contemporary nursing practice. This course shares several core modules with the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree, with additional optional modules enabling you to choose areas of interest to you.

You can study a range of issues relevant to mental health and social inclusion, such as age, cultural perceptions and isolation. You are encouraged to embrace positive change, partnership working and the development of independent judgement and problem-solving skills.

Nursing practice in the 21st Century is becoming increasingly demanding. Nurses play a key role, through their work in primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families and profiling healthcare needs of communities.

The University of Lincoln recognises the challenges to contemporary and future healthcare and nursing practice. This degree takes its lead from the World Health Organisation's vision of public health-focused nursing of the future.

The programme is underpinned by the six fundamental values outlined in the Chief Nursing Officers Vision and Strategy, Compassion In Practice. (

Theoretical and clinical elements of the programme aim to build on the philosophy stated in the NHS Constitution and centred on the NHS Values: Working Together for Patients; Respect and Dignity; Commitment to the Quality of Care; Compassion, Improving Lives; Everyone Counts.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 280 UCAS tariff points from a minimum three A Levels or equivalent.

Applications are welcome from students who are studying towards an Access to Higher Education programme. A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

This programme also requires 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English Language, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2. These GCSEs must be obtained prior to submitting a UCAS application.

We also accept a wide range of other qualifications including the BTEC Extended Diploma, the European and International Baccalaureate Diplomas. We will also accept the Advanced Diploma, in addition to another level 3 qualification i.e. an A Level. You can find tariff values on the UCAS website

Certificates of all previous qualifications will need to be provided before any offers are confirmed.

Other requirements include:


Successful performance at an interview

Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the nature of nursing in a public health context

Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English

?Settled residential status? in the United Kingdom in line with the requirements of the 1977 Immigration Act

Resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years

Satisfactory completion of an Occupational Health Check

Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

When you choose Nursing in your UCAS application, you will be asked an additional question regarding criminal convictions. Here you must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

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We cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email

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