Institution / St Angelas College Sligo
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Nursing - Community Mental Health

Programme Description
This programme will challenge Mental Health Nurses to broaden their view of people who experience mental health problems and acquire the core values, attitudes, knowledge and competencies required to support these people in community settings. The programme content is informed by the relevant policy documents and the H.S.E. National Clinical Programme for Mental Health

Entry requirements

Be a registered psychiatric nurse who is currently practising as a psychiatric nurse with at least 18 months post-registration experience.


Duration: September 2017-May 2018. Requires 15 college days attendance

Careers or further progression

Research/Employment Opportunities
This postgraduate diploma will provide the students with the necessary knowledge/skills to avail of a variety of employment opportunities in the community. Graduates of the programme should be in a position to make a positive contribution to service users and carers lives.

On successful completion of this Postgraduate Diploma, you may progress to the one year research based Master of Health Sciences programme (see details on page 10). In order to be eligible you will require an aggregate of 60% in your Postgraduate Diploma. Those who possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Mental Health would graduate with a Master of Health Sciences (Specialist Nursing).

Further enquiries

Tom O’Grady
Course Co-ordinator
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill

T: 071-9135624

Subjects taught

Programme Content & Structure

This 60 ECTS programme consists of six modules, 5 core and one optional module:
Core Modules:
• Recovery Orientated Mental Health Care
• Therapeutic Communication
• Primary and Community Mental Health Care
• Advanced Research
• Professional Practice

Optional modules center on self harm, first episode psychosis, eating disorders and C.B.T.

Application date

Application Process:

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