24 months
17600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will enable you to develop the core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that are essential when you’re caring for people with complex mental health needs.

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You’ll gain the skills required to practice mental health nursing effectively and professionally in a variety of health and social care settings, with an emphasis on compassion, communication and dignity in care.

Along the way you’ll develop an appreciation of the importance of comprehensive person-centred assessment, care planning, care delivery, and inter-professional working.

You’ll explore how mental health services are organised and delivered while gaining vital work experience. Half your time will be spent working within a professional practice, where you’ll develop a strong portfolio of clinical and interpersonal skills, preparing you for the next stage of your career as someone who’s able to provide safe and effective interventions to people requiring mental health care.

Future careers

Our well-established nursing programmes produce highly employable graduates. An impressive 100% of our mental health nursing undergraduates have gone onto employment or further study within six months (HESA 2018).

The Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) prepares you for a future career as a registered mental health nurse who’s equipped with the skills, knowledge and compassion required to deliver outstanding care to individuals experiencing acute and complex mental health issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Essentials of Mental Health 
  • Transition to Professional Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Critical Enquiry in Contemporary Nursing Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round. 


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree: 2:2 or above in any discipline
  • GCSE: Maths & English Grade C/4 or equivalent
  • IELTS: 6.5 with no component below 6.5 or equivalent
  • Approximately 800 hours relevant clinical experience
  • This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17600 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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