Mental Health Nursing

Ulster University-340

Make a positive difference by helping others live an independent and fulfilling life.


Do you want to make a positive difference by helping others live an independent and fulfilling life? Then Mental Health Nursing could be the degree for you.

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), successful completion of this course permits students to practice as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) in the UK.

With 45 years’ experience of delivering nursing programmes, we ensure students on this course learn to practice person-centered, evidence-based mental health nursing care in a compassionate and respectful way, that promotes dignity and wellbeing for their patients. Mental Health Nursing focuses on responding to the mental health needs of individuals, working in partnership with them, their families and the community.

Students develop key transferable skills, from team working to communication and relationship management, as well as creative thinking and critical analysis.

With a huge demand for Mental Health Nurses, opportunities for nursing graduates are excellent. Rapid career progression can lead into specialised areas such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Care of the Older Person, Acute Care, Forensics and Addiction Treatment, with roles in both the NHS and private hospitals, at a client’s home, GP practice, prison, or in education and research.

With additional postgraduate qualifications, graduates can step into roles as an advanced nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist or nurse consultant.

Studying Mental Health Nursing opens many doors. An average salary for a registered Mental Health Nurse in Northern Ireland is £42,437 per year*.

Become part of a profession full of compassionate, dynamic and innovative individuals, all with a common goal of providing exceptional care for others.

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*Source: Indeed – Registered mental Health Nurse Salaries in Northern Ireland