Nursing - Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care

The overall aim of the MSc Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based psychosocial interventions across a range of mental health settings.

There is a strong focus upon developing and enhancing clinical skills and a critical understanding of assessment and case formulation with a particular focus on evidence-based psychosocial interventions.

The MSc award on successful completion of year 2, will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced nursing practice posts.

Entry requirements

A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year

Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Students are required to be working in a practice setting for the duration of the programme
Garda Clearance is also required for this programme.

The MSc in Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) will be offered as a full-time programme but taken on a part-time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Subjects taught

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Health Research – Methods & Methodology)
• Theories of Psychosocial Assessment & Care
• Clinical Practicum 1

Spring Semester
• Promoting Quality & Safety in Health Care
• Psychosocial Interventions
• Clinical Practicum 2

Year 2

Autumn Semester
• Dissertation 1

Spring Semester
• Dissertation 2

Duration

2 years full-time.

The MSc in Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) will be offered as a full-time programme but taken on a part-time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
The overall aim of the Master of Science in Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based psychosocial interventions across a range of mental health settings. It is well established that evidence-based psychosocial interventions support service-user recovery. Educating nurses to facilitate such interventions enhances their therapeutic role in service delivery. This programme is specifically designed to enhance nurses' learning and knowledge of theoretical models underpinning psychosocial interventions. It aims to develop nurses' skills to facilitate assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions that support and promote a recovery model of care. The programme also facilitates the development of competencies in preparation for specialist roles. Successful completion of year one of the Masters programme (Graduate Diploma award) will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for clinical nurse specialist posts. The MSc award on successful completion of year 2, will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced nursing practice posts.

On completion of the programme the student will:
•Utilise evidence to inform nursing practice in monitoring co-ordinating and managing care.
•Critically review current innovations and developments within nursing.
•Utilise a knowledge base consistent with that of the profession, and which incorporates the standards of professional groups.
•Critically appraise strategies to promote, maintain and restore health in relevant care groups.
•Critically evaluate, generate and conduct research that will incorporate evidence-based practice in nursing.
•Critically evaluate the role of specialist and advanced practice in nursing.
•Collaborate within multidisciplinary teams in the provision of quality outcomes
•Critically appraise international, national and local policy strategies that are relevant to advancing nursing roles.
•Discuss factors that influence practice and theoretical knowledge at specialist/advanced practice levels.
•Demonstrate the critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making required for specialist/advanced practice in nursing care.
•Critically evaluate the use of psychosocial interventions in mental health care.
•Critically discuss the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the monitoring, coordination and management of individuals experiencing mental health problems.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgDip/MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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