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Mental Health Nursing degrees abroad

Mental health nurses help patients manage and overcome psychiatric conditions across a range of clinical settings. It’s a challenging field, but one in which you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

Mental health nursing programs prepare students to deliver high-quality care by blending theory and practice. As well as studying common mental health conditions, you’ll learn how to build therapeutic relationships and assess the needs of patients. You’ll also be trained to administer medication, deliver interventions, and follow legal and ethical principles.

To become a successful mental health professional, you must be able to communicate and empathize with people from a variety of backgrounds. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to develop this cultural awareness and see how people all over the world are affected by mental health conditions.

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Mental Health Nursing program structure

To qualify as a registered mental health nurse, you’ll need to complete a bachelor’s degree. These are normally offered as a BSc or a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Undergraduate programs typically take three or four years of study, depending on your university and country.

If you’re hoping to become a nurse practitioner or a clinical nurse specialist, you must enroll in a two-year master of science in nursing (MSN) degree.

After finishing your MSN, it’s possible to pursue a doctoral degree. Doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs require students to participate in research projects alongside their clinical practice. Most DNP programs take an additional three or four years of work.

To gain a robust understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of mental health nursing, you’ll spend half of your time working with medical professionals in clinical settings. The other 50% of your time will be dedicated to lectures, seminars, tutorials, and practical workshops.

Programs around the world can differ quite substantially in terms of content and structure, so it’s best to do your research and make sure you choose the course and university that reflects your ambitions. However, most mental health nursing programs will address these core topics:

  • Fundamentals of care and professional practice
  • Mental health ethics and law
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Biopsychosocial aspects of mental health
  • Mental health and contemporary society
  • Assessment and care planning
  • Psychopharmacology and medication management
  • Interventions and helping approaches in mental health nursing

Mental Health Nursing study abroad programs

Mental health nursing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in mental health nursing

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    Mental Health Nursing - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,299 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,595 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health Nursing - BSc (Hons) University of Cumbria, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,785 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,400 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health Nursing - BSc (Hons) Abertay University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,743 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Mental health nursing graduate programs

Master's in mental health nursing

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    Mental Health Nursing - MPhil Abertay University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,426 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,750 GBP

    Start date
    June, October, February
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    Mental Health Nursing - MSc Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,011 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health Nursing - MSc Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Nursing/Registered Nurse: Mental Health Nursing - MSc University of Cumbria, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,785 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,400 GBP

    Start date
    April
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Doctorate in mental health nursing

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    Mental Health Nursing - PhD Abertay University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,426 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,750 GBP

    Start date
    June, October, February
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Future mental health nursing careers

As the global demand for mental health professionals grows, you can begin a rewarding career in almost any corner of the world.

You’ll be met with an array of opportunities across sectors including healthcare, social welfare, and education. Here are just some of the career paths open to you:

  • Mental health nurse
  • Mental health support worker
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Ward manager
  • Director of nursing
  • Mental health researcher
  • Forensic mental health nurse
  • Lecturer

To have the best possible chance of landing your dream job, it’s vital to gather as much relevant experience as possible. Your university’s career service can help you apply for internships in places like hospitals, care homes, and mental health charities.