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JasB01
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Hi,
Just finished my 2nd Year at Uni (Taking a psychology degree). I was wondering how would I get into the 'mental health nurse' path after I graduate?? Like I understand I would have to probably take another course at uni but what exactly would I have to take??
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i think you can just apply to the a mental health nurse MSc, for example Kings College in london offers it:
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergra...alth-nurse-msc

however you need to have around 4 months worth of work experience to apply in any nursing MSc you find (this can also include placements from your psychology degree) but you can apply with any degree as long as you get a 2:1
there are other unis that offer this course so you can do more research on them if you wish.

you can take a Mental Health Nursing BSc straight after (which is available in alot of unis) but i’m afraid a second bachelors won’t be funded like the first so if you have enough money… go for it!

the university of birmingham for example accepts graduates with a 2:2 degree into their Nursing (Mental Health) BSc and i don’t think you need experience:

but if you consider taking the nursing MSc they offer (only if you have/or are willing to do 500 hours of work experience) this two-year postgraduate programme leads to eligibility to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery council in either adult nursing, mental health nursing, or children's nursing.

examples of work experience (for uni of birmingham at least) : this can be through paid or voluntary work, and drawn from one, or a range of settings in which care of people's health and wellbeing is provided. This care may include people's physical, cognitive, social, learning or developmental needs with children, families or adults - you do not need to demonstrate experience in all these areas. You will also need signed verification of your hours by the organisation(s) you have worked or volunteered in.

here is the link to birmingham’s undergraduate Mental Health Nursing course (3 years + psychology BSc 3 years=6 years)
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...urseDetailsTab

here is a link to uni of birmingham’s Postgraduate Nursing course (2years+psychology BSc 3 years=5 years)
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgra...urseDetailsTab

however these aren’t the only universities offering both the BSc and MSc course so again, i recommend you check to see if there are any of these courses available in other unis you’re thinking of going to!
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(Original post by pokoloco123)
you can take a Mental Health Nursing BSc straight after (which is available in alot of unis) but i’m afraid a second bachelors won’t be funded like the first so if you have enough money… go for it!
This is the only bit I disagree with. Nursing is on the list of exemption courses and gets full SFE funding regardless of previous degree funding.
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...bursary-reform
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This is the only bit I disagree with. Nursing is on the list of exemption courses and gets full SFE funding regardless of previous degree funding.
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...bursary-reform
sorry about that! thank you for educating me
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sorry about that! thank you for educating me
No reason to be sorry - it's not something everyone knows :-)
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