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Mental health nurse

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It’s my job to promote recovery and support people dealing with mental health issues. It’s not always possible, but my aim is to help them have more involvement and control over their condition.

Top skills

Observational skills

Excellent interpersonal communication

Critical thinking

Other roles mental health nursing could lead to:

Substance misuse nurse

Forensic mental health nurse

Early intervention nurse

Dementia care nurse

Children and young people's mental health nurse

Community mental health nurse

What training do I need to become a mental health nurse?

A Mental Health Nursing degree and to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Bursary info

Funding packages are available for eligible nursing and midwifery degree students including a non-means tested and non-repayable bursary which will rise to £10k per year, from 2020/21. For more info, visit Student Awards Agency Scotland and check out our handy guide.

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