Nursing - Community Mental Health Nursing - Sligo St. Angela's
Through this programme, students are able to build upon their previous nursing expertise with education in the area of Mental Health Nursing. They can respond proactively to changes in their practice and work environment and become key drivers in the development of their professional practice. The Professional Practice module aims to expose the student to contemporary mental health care in the community.
Each of the six 10 credit modules have a 20 hour per week workload and this includes class time, online directed work, self-directed work and assessment preparation. Year 2 consists of a 30 credit workload.
Who should apply?
This programme is suitable for registered Psychiatric Nurses on the Psychiatric Division of the active register maintained by NMBI who are currently practicing as a psychiatric nurse and have at least 18 months post registration experience in psychiatric nursing (exclusive of post-registration courses).
What will I study?
Making Recovery a Reality: A Co-produced Module
Advanced Research Skills
Primary and Community Mental Health Care
Professional Practice (Clinical)
Elective: Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Elective: Assessing and Managing Clients Presenting Following Self-harm
Elective: Early Intervention for People Who Experience First Episode Psychosis
Elective: Eating Disorders in
Adults and Adolescents
Applicants must be currently practicing as a psychiatric nurse and be a Registered Psychiatric Nurse on the Psychiatric Division of the active register maintained by NMBI with at least 18 months post-registration experience. Applicants should hold a primary degree in nursing. If applicants do not have a primary degree in nursing, they will be invited to complete an access course. To progress to Year 2, students must obtain an aggregate mark of 60% in their Postgraduate Diploma (Year 1). For full details on the Entry Requirements for this programme please see the course webpage.
2 Years Part Time
In Year 1, attendance is required at St. Angela’s Campus for 6 days during Semester 1 and 9 days during Semester 2. In Year 2, content is delivered online and consists of 2.5 days in Semester 1 and 4 half days in Semester 2 along with group and individual supervision on Research Study throughout the year.