Mental health nursing

CPD courses

CPD courses

We support continuing professional development (CPD) by offering a wide range of learning pathways to clinicians and health care professionals. We also offer an extensive range of bespoke workshops and courses which can be tailored to your exact needs.

As many as one in three people in the UK have issues with their mental health at some stage of their life. The types of conditions include neuroses, psychoses, depression, personality and psychological disorders. As a mental health nurse you may work with people of all ages providing support and treatment to meet their physical, psychological, social, mental and spiritual care needs.

Why a career in mental health nursing?

Mental health nurses work in all environments - community teams, day services and hospitals, people’s homes or even workplaces. Mental health nursing is distinctive as it focuses on the professional relationships nurses form with the people they work with and their ability to use their own thoughts and experiences.

Why study with us?

To work as a mental health nurse in the UK you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to show that you meet their stringent criteria and have all the values, qualities and skills required to be a registered nurse. One of their main criteria is that all nurses have a degree in nursing.

There are four main types of nursing degree – child, learning disabilities, adult and mental health. We specialise in adult and mental health nursing pre-registration courses, and work with local organisations to ensure that you gain the best experience possible during your time with us. Then as a graduate working within those organisations, you will have the opportunity to mentor future generations of students.

Our courses

  • Come back to Nursing - Return to Practice module

    Come back to Nursing is a nationwide initiative to encourage previously registered nurses to return to practice.

    Currently funded by NHS Health Education East of England, you will get a £500 bursary to help with living costs; and no need to worry about placements. We work with local organisations to find your placement.

    You will find details of this module under Specialist Practice.


  • BSc Nursing (Adult)

    Our BSc Nursing (Adult) leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is a contemporary and relevant nurse education programme integrated into a UK top ten research University.


  • MSc Nursing (Adult)

    Our pre-registration MSc Nursing (Adult) leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is offered as an accelerated programme. This means you have the advantage of inter-professional learning (IPL), encouraging professionals to learn with and from each other.


  • BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

    Our BSc Nursing (Mental Health) leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is a contemporary and relevant nurse education programme integrated into a UK top ten research University.


  • MSc Nursing (Mental Health)

    Our pre-registration MSc Nursing (Mental Health) leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is offered as an accelerated programme. This means you have the advantage of inter-professional learning (IPL), encouraging professionals to learn with and from each other.


  • BSc Nursing (Adult) – Work-Based Learning

  • BSc Nursing (Mental Health) – Work-Based Learning

Find out more about:

Nursing - the mind and body. Why Essex offers something special

Nursing - the mind and body. Why Essex offers something special. With free literacy and numeracy support, the University of Essex offers some unique elements to their Nursing programmes. Discover why our current students and staff find the Essex experience so special.

Literacy and numeracy

When your application successfully makes it through the initial admissions process, you will be invited to attend an interview where you will complete a literacy and numeracy test.

Research

We offer a number of professional doctorate and research courses which cover a variety of specialist areas within the health, social care and voluntary arenas.

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