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. Your third year spent abroad gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable. This work-based learning pathway teaches you the same content as our BSc Nursing (Mental Health), but is organised differently, so that you continue to work in your usual employment while spending 15 hours a week as a student to work towards your BSc (Hons).