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Master of Science in Nursing: Mental Health Care

Duration: 24 Months

London South Bank University

Working as a mental health nurse can bring unrivalled rewards. There is an acute global shortage of registered mental health nurses (RMNs) and this results in more jobs, better packages and a high level of job security. It is a highly challenging career and you are likely to be caring for the most vulnerable in society with a range of conditions.  Job satisfaction, as well as making a difference to society is arguably the main reason most people are motivated to become mental health nurses and, for the right people, this field of healthcare work can provide a wealth of stimulation and variety.

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MSc In Mental Health Nursing Programme Details


This Masters programme is a Post-Registration course designed for Registered Nurses wishing to specialise in the area of mental health.

The masters (MSc) in mental health nursing is a postgraduate course that aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of common and high burden / low prevalence mental health disorders, and the ability to make evidence-based clinical decisions on assessment, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of patients.  You will be equipped to provide holistic, compassionate, recovery-oriented care which considers the unique requirements of the individual person.

  • Postgraduate Certificate: 8 months

  • Postgraduate Diploma: 16 months

  • Master of Science: 26 months

About London South Bank University

London South Bank University

LSBU has an outstanding reputation in Nursing and Midwifery. The School of Health and Social Care has been praised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the quality of its courses, regularly gaining the highest rating (purple level) available from the national regulator.

London South Bank University

Why London South Bank University?

  • Outstanding reputation in Nursing and Midwifery
  • Works with 60+ NHS partner organisations
  • Improving the lives of students for 130 years
A world-class student experience

A world-class student experience

Developed by world-leading mental health specialists, this online mental health course provides an unparalleled online education experience, blending self-directed learning with tutor-led team-based learning. Students will interact and engage in:

  • Weekly synchronous online tutorials throughout the course

  • Highly interactive content and tutor-moderated discussion forums

  • Reflective exercises to test your thinking and learning application

The programme management team provide superb mentorship and pastoral care to ensure high engagement and pass rates.

Who is this programme for?

Who is this programme for?

This Masters MSc postgraduate programme is a Post-Registration course designed for Registered Nurses wishing to specialise in the area of mental health. It's a perfect course for Registered Nurses (RNs) seeking to deepen their understanding and skills in mental health nursing or for Registered Mental Health Nurses (RNMs) to advance their careers.

Programme Overview

This postgraduate Masters (MSc) in Mental Health Nursing programme blends self-directed learning and Tutor-led group learning. Throughout the programme, you'll engage in: online group tutorials, tutor-moderated discussion forums, interactive case studies, reflective exercises. The programme is broken down into the following modules:

Programme Modules:

(20 CATS, 200 learning hours)

Weekly Topics

  1. History taking, interview skills, general assessment in mental health

  2. Bio-psycho-social, spiritual and cultural assessment

  3. Standardised methods and tools of assessment

    • strengths based assessment

    • multi-disciplinary assessment

    • risk assessment

    • recovery assessment

  4. Differential Diagnosis

  5. Formulation of individualised care plans

  6. Role of agencies, family and other supporters in care and treatment plans

Course Benefits

Job security

Due to the global shortage of registered mental health nurses (RMNs), graduates of this programme can secure better packages and job security

Patient Impact

Working in Mental Health gives you the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives at a time when they are likely to be at their most vulnerable

A world-class online learning experience

The programme is a truly transformative user experience. The content is rich, compelling, engaging and innovative. It includes interactive video, 2D & 3D animations, medical imagery and instructional competency-focused pedagogy.

Designed specifically to cater for busy health professionals

This programme can be accessed anytime, anywhere on any device.

Discounts and Flexible Payment Schedules available

There are early payment discounts and flexible payment plans available on this programme.

Career Enhancement

Designed to nurture leadership qualities and position graduates for senior nursing positions in mental health

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