Nursing - Mental Health Nursing

University College Dublin


Course Name Nursing - Mental Health Nursing
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X931
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: April 2022
Application Date Applications
To the HSE. November 3-17

Applications are invited via the HSE Website. All details are provided in the HSE application documentation.

Advance notice for this campaign has been posted to the HSE Website -
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Duration 1 year full-time.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates must:

Be registered on the register of nurses maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or entitled to be so registered.

Have six months post-registration nursing experience within the past three years, working...

Course Content

Expand+The role of the mental health nurse is to foster the health and well-being of individuals experiencing changes in their mental health status.

Approaches to care include: promotion of mental health, prevention and treatment of acute mental illness ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+You will experience a variety of teaching methods as you establish a strong foundation in mental health nursing practice. These include role-play, small group discussions, workshop simulations and lectures. You will undertake clinical and theory modu...

Careers or Further Progression Qualifying as a mental health nurse is the beginning of an exciting and rewarding career, as it opens up opportunities for working in a variety of settings. Due to the evolving role of mental health nursing in modern healthcare systems, many nurses now choose to specialise in areas such as addiction, forensics and child mental health. You can also pursue further specialist qualifications through graduate diplomas, master’s degree and PhD degrees.
Further Enquiries UCD Enquiries:
Dr Timothy Frawley
Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Mental Health Nursing
Health Sciences Centre Room C125

Programme Enquiries
Jack Morris
International Programme Manager
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