Mental health nursing is a transformative profession, empowering individuals facing mental illnesses at every stage of life. As a mental health nurse, you’ll work in diverse environments, from hospital settings to homes, offering support and care to your service users and their families. 

At the University of Nottingham, we recognise the challenges and rewards of mental health nursing. Our course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to progress in this field.  

Throughout the programme, you’ll explore the complexities of mental health care and develop a deep understanding of the diverse needs of individuals in your care 

Mental health nursing can be incredibly rewarding in supporting our patients through their recovery. Guiding patients through their recovery journeys leave a lasting impact on both their lives and yours.  

Reasons to study with us

  • Ranked 5th in the UK for nursing by QS University World Rankings 2022 
  • Leading mental health research: We are at the forefront of mental health research, ensuring a contemporary and evidence-based nursing curriculum. 
  • One of only 2 UK nursing courses to offer optional module choices 
  • Optional specialist modules: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Innovation and Change in Mental Health Care, and Foundations in Dementia Care. 
  • Specialised clinical team placements: in prestigious institutions, such as Rampton High Secure Hospital and a mother and baby unit for acute perinatal mental illness,  
  • Expert teaching: Experienced nurses and lecturers with both clinical and academic backgrounds, providing a comprehensive understanding of diverse mental health care practices. 
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration:  




Mental Health Nursing student Zac talks about what made him choose the University of Nottingham, how he loves campus life, the internship opportunities, and the support he's received from his personal tutor.