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Mental health nursing is a challenging but rewarding field. As a qualified mental health nurse, you’ll identify people’s needs before planning and providing care. Working closely with clients and patients, you’ll encourage them to believe that recovery from mental health problems is possible.
Student nurses can take advantage of nursing training grants worth at least £5,000 per year.
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To help you prepare for your Nursing interview at ARU, we've created a video with useful tips to make sure you get the most out of your interview.
Nursing is far more than a career. As a nurse you'll make a difference to many people’s lives - including your own.
As a nursing student at ARU, you'll use purpose-built skills labs and sophisticated healthcare equipment.
From Year 1 you'll be out on placement, getting hands-on experience in hospitals and community healthcare teams.
As part of your nursing studies with ARU, you’ll be able to take advantage of:
Our degree course is validated by the NMC and you’ll be linked to one of our eight NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements.
We’re proud to have been shortlisted for the Nurse Education Provider of the Year award in 2023.
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At ARU, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it so you’ll be ready to stand out in a competitive job market.
Once you graduate, you’ll be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and begin your journey as a mental health nurse. You might choose a role in acute in-patient care, home treatment or a community mental health team – it’s up to you where your degree takes you.
"I have been lucky enough to visit a wide variety of placements during my two years so far at ARU, including surgical, medical, intensive care and community."Emily
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If you want to know more about Nursing at ARU, we're offering virtual Taster Days. Meet our lecturers and current students, explore the role of the nurse, find out more about our nursing courses and placements, and pick up tips for your application and interview.Find out more about our Taster Days
You’ll spend 50% of your learning time out on placement. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in assessing, treating and communicating with patients.Your guide to placements
If your application to study nursing at ARU is successful, we'll invite you to an interview day in Cambridge or Chelmsford. Here’s how to get prepared.Your nursing interview
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