Mental health nurses have a unique and profound impact on the lives of the people they care for, building and maintaining therapeutic relationships across all aspects of people’s lives. Undertaking the BSc (Hons) Nursing degree apprentices in Mental Health with the University of Plymouth will enable you to achieve a bachelors honours degree and register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in mental health, enabling you to progress on to a rewarding career and work in a range of healthcare settings nationally or internationally.
During the programme you will develop the clinical and communication skills required to support the individual within their own recovery process. You'll develop the knowledge and experience to work within community, primary and acute care settings, and gain the confidence to help clients take the first steps to changing their lives. Alongside preparing you to be an expert mental health nurse, our course recognises that all nurses need to be able to work with people suffering from physical health conditions and learning disabilities across the lifespan. We will give you a broad range of knowledge and skills pertinent to all the fields of nursing. This will include detailed knowledge of physical health care and essential physical nursing procedures as well as the skills to work with people who have learning disabilities.
The flexible four-year part time degree recognises the challenges a full time programme presents to some prospective apprentices. Both the full time and part time degree comprises of three parts. Each part is delivered over approximately 12 months for the full-time programme and 16 months for the part time programme. Apprentices studying the full time programme are supernumerary for the duration of the programme engaging in academic learning (theory/supernumerary practice). Apprentices studying part time will engage in academic learning (theory/supernumerary practice) three days per week, with the remaining two days per week working as an employee in your substantive role. This flexible and accessible degree gives you the option to study at our Plymouth Campus, our Knowledge Spa Campus, Truro and our School of Nursing in Exeter.