This is a cross conversion course for qualified nurses wanting to undertake training for a different pathway of nursing, e.g. convert from an Adult Nurse to a Mental Health Nurse to an. The duration of the course will depend on your previous qualifications and experiences. The average time for a programme leading to a second registration is normally 18 months. However, the team needs to be assured that you are able to meet all professional and academic requirements. This decision is based upon your recent experience and evidence of study. Acceptance on to the programme depends on a number of factors. For example: Initial field of registration, Academic level of initial registration, The date of the applicant’s original registration and The availability of adequate resources to enable the applicant to join the programme with advanced standing e.g. vacancies within programmes, or placements.