Our students demonstrate care, competence and compassion in everything they do. We have a long-standing commitment to teaching nursing at Essex and we are confident that our graduates possess the values necessary for practice in today’s world. As one of our students we will help you to grow as a mental health nurse, able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills when working with people in mental distress. You will gain the communication skills and courage to speak up and challenge when things are wrong. While the Mental Health and Adult Nursing courses are different in their career outcomes, they share the same values base and share some modules throughout the programmes.