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Mental Health nursing degree programme: Pre-registration

This 3 year full-time course prepares you for caring for people of all ages with a variety of mental health and social care needs both in their home and in hospital.

It's provided on-Island by a team of nursing tutors with experience in a wide range of mental health; clinical settings and research project management.

Course overview

The programme is full-time over 3 years and equates to 4,600 hours. 50% of these hours are theory based and 50% are in clinical practice. Theory modules centre around 5 key themes:

  • practice learning
  • skills acquisition
  • learning to become a professional
  • understanding and caring for individuals
  • health and wellbeing

During clinical practice, you work day, night, weekday and weekend shifts. You can experience placements in the following settings:

  • acute mental health care
  • community  mental health care
  • emergency care
  • specialist mental health care
  • elderly care
  • child and adolescent mental health

Work placements

You will also have the opportunity to plan one of your clinical placements in your second year of the degree programme. This can be on or off-Island. In the past, students have organised placements in Jersey, for example, with the Paramedic team, Manchester, London and Sri Lanka.


Assessment are provided by:

  • essay
  • presentation
  • multiple-choice questionnaires
  • unseen written examinations and projects

Practice is assessed by qualified practitioners, known as supervisors and assessors, in a clinical environment.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are:

Standard or qualification Points / grade
Typical entry112 UCAS points
GCE A Level
112 points. Typical offer BCC, BBC
BTEC Extended Diploma, DMM
BTEC Diploma, D*D*
Irish / Scottish Highersgrades BBBB
International baccalaureate26 points
OCROCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma, D*D*

We accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels. The Welsh Baccalaureate and General Studies A Level is also recognised.

If academic credits are European or International, you can get advice from National Rehabilitation Information Centre, who will verify your qualifications. NVQ Level 3 does not meet the entry requirements for the degree.

You are also assessed for fitness to practice and need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) police check.

Email Denise Worley if you have any further queries regarding criteria for admission for to the Mental Health Degree programme.

Residential status

Before starting the degree programme, you need to be either:

  • resident in Jersey for 5 years
  • living in Jersey on a licence

 This is in line with requirements set by student finance for financial support.

Pay and costs

There is no cost for the Mental Health Nursing Degree Programme in Jersey. You're not paid a wage whilst training. 

On successful completion of the course, you receive a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of Chester.

If you have already attained a first degree or if you're a change of career student you're welcome to apply for this programme, we are keen to hear from all Islanders.

How to apply

To apply for the on-Island Mental Health Nursing degree: BN (Hons) course, you can email the Pre-Registration Team or call +44 (0) 1534 442740.

Child and Midwifery degree programmes

You can also apply for the Child and Midwifery degree programmes. The theory is delivered in the University of Chester and the practice can be delivered in Jersey.  

It costs £9,250 per year.

Email student finance or call +44 (0) 1534 449450 for more details about the financial support available. 

You're required to arrange and finance your transport and accommodation in Chester. 

Email Denise Worley if you have any further queries regarding access to the Children’s Nursing or Midwifery Degree programmes.

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