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Why you should study with us


1st in Wales

Our Mental Health (BN) programme is ranked 1st in Wales by the Complete University Guide 2023.


5th in the UK

Our Mental Health Nursing (BN) programme is ranked 5th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2023.


We are international

We are committed to enabling our students to have an international learning experience


Our location

Our main School building is situated in the heart of Wales’ biggest hospital – so you will be immersed in an actual healthcare environment from day one


Our programme is funded

A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs is available for our programmes providing you meet eligibility requirements


Our facilities

Our high-tech simulation suites and equipment mirror the healthcare environments in which you will undertake placements and eventually work in as qualified professionals


Entry year

Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) Autumn Intake (BN)

Full time, 3 years

Mental health nurses work in a variety of settings to support and treat people who are living with or experiencing mental health problems.

Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) Spring Intake (BN)

Full time, 3 years

Join our nursing programme, ranked in the top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2019 and validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Our talk

Mental Health Nursing (BN) Admissions Tutor, Alex Nute, provides an overview of the course - from how it is structured, to tips on how to apply

Being a mental health nurse has allowed me to care for people at their most vulnerable, to have an opportunity to make a difference and to empower and support them in changing their lives. It's the best feeling in the world!
Rebecca Mental Health Nursing (BN) student

Facilities and locations

Hear from one of our students

Second year Mental Health Nursing (BN) student, Jodie, talks about her experience of studying with us.

I love being a student nurse because it gives me the opportunity to learn new things everyday. It's also helped me to become the person I am today - I am far more confident and open minded and I'll never take anything for granted from now on.
Jess Mental Health Nursing (BN) student

Take a virtual tour of our facilities

Caerleon Simulation Suite

Our simulation suite mirrors clinical settings allowing students to develop key skills and experience.


Lecture theatre

Our refurbished lecture theatre hosts large teaching sessions.

Flat 189

Flat 189

Flat 189 enables students to practice assessment and treatment skills in a home environment.

Comms Booth

Here, students can practice their communication skills and their interaction with patients.

Student area

A designated space for students to use during breaks and before and after lectures.

IV Lounge

Our recreational and cafeteria space is also home to the Heath Campus Student's Union.

Heath Campus Library

Educational resources for our healthcare programmes can be found at our on-site library.

Practical room

We have many practical rooms where students can practice and develop their clinical skills.

Be part of something special

Want to make a difference, not just a choice? With accessible courses, inspiring lecturers, and friends you make for life, release your potential with us and start a career you'll feel proud of.

More to watch

The following videos were created by staff and students to celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020.

Our alumni students share some special messages with us.

Messages from our alumni students

Our alumni students share some special messages with us. telling us why they love being student nurses.

Our students celebrate International Nurses Day 2020 telling us why they love being student nurses.

The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020

The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

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How to apply

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