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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.

Entry requirements

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

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

3.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 - For information on RPL click here

4.Students are required to be working in a practice setting for the duration of the programme

5.Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

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.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Owen Doody
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213367
Email: owen.doody@ul.ie

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

Comment

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.

Application date

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

•Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)

•English language qualifications (Taken in the last 2 years, if English is not your first language)

•Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate

•Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration

•A copy of your birth certificate (Long Document)

•An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank draft/Cheque.

Recognized Prior Learning Applicants/ who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application

•Copy of birth certificate( Long Document)/[passport

•Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate

•1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement

•Copies of all certificates or diploma's as part of prior learning to date

•An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank draft/Cheque.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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