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Course overview

Mental health nursing is a specialist professional course that enables you to make a unique contribution to the health and wellbeing of people of all ages who experience, or may be at risk of developing, mental health problems.

Mental health nursing focuses on promoting recovery and improving outcomes for people experiencing mental health problems, based on the philosophy of holistic person-centred care, as well as challenging the stigma, discrimination and inequality often associated with mental illness problems.

Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability using these contact details.

Study Option
Full-time
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
  • Warrington Campus
UCAS Code
B760
Duration
3 Years

Why Study Mental Health Nursing with us?

This is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of service users and carers, students and Mental Health Nursing practice at its centre. The programme team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous Mental Health Nurses, able to meet current and future healthcare demands.

The course is delivered by experienced Mental Health Nurses with teaching and research expertise as well as experience in a wide range of clinical areas and services, including child and adolescent mental health, forensic and secure, acute and crisis care, substance misuse, personality disorder and community care. The team work closely with local health and social care providers to ensure that the course remains contemporary.

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Dining@Dee, Riverside’s own café and coffee shop, serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

Warrington Campus

Warrington Campus

The Warrington Campus provides a close-knit community, innovative courses, and a strong focus on employability and transferable skills. 

The campus has a range of specialist training, academic and leisure facilities across its 30-acre site. It is home to the North West Media Centre, the Warrington School of Management, dedicated police training facilities and practical nursing workspace.

With the Department of Sport and Community Engagement on site you can enjoy superb sports facilities for academic, recreational and competitive use such as an astro-turf pitch, fitness suite, running track and sports hall which hosts a variety of fitness classes. We’re also the training base for local Rugby League team Warrington Wolves.

Outside of the classroom, open-access computer labs and the £2.3million learning resource centre and library are available for all students.

On-site catering options include a Starbucks outlet, the Terrace Café Bar and our Garden Dining Rooms. After hours you can relax in the Students’ Union bar and club Twenty10.

Following £12million of investment the Warrington Campus combines the best of long-established university traditions with modern developments.

Visit our News page to get the latest updates from Warrington Campus.

 

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Health and Social Care Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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