You can do a degree in mental health nursing approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
Some degree courses let you study another area of nursing alongside mental health nursing.
You can train as a mental health nurse in the armed forces. You can find more information at:
You may be able to join a nursing degree on the second year of a course if you already have a degree in:
- a health-related subject
- life sciences
- social work
Full-time courses usually take 3 years.
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
- 2 or 3 A levels, including a science, or a level 3 diploma or access to higher education in health, science or nursing