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DC216
Mental Health Nursing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Mental Health Nursing is a specialist nursing discipline that works with people who are experiencing mental health problems.

Mental health nurses promote the concept of health and wellbeing both in hospital and community. Mental Health nurses work in a person-centred way enabling the client to find hope, healing, meaning and personal resourcefulness.

The focus of this degree is on the fundamental issues is nursing practice and combines academic disciplines such as psychology, sociology, philosophy, law, pharmacology and microbiology alongside clinical practice modules. Each year of the course includes general modules and stream specialisms whether in the areas of Mental Health (DC216), Intellectual Disability (DC217), Children’s and General (DC218).

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:


D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology

D20012 - Introduction to Nursing
or 5N4325 - Nursing Theory and Practice

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development
or C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

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Practice placements each year provide students with an opportunity to practise nursing in a clinical setting.

In year four students will spend 36 weeks on an internship with local health service providers.

Graduates are eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland (NMBI) and typically enter careers in the Public and Private Sectors and in Occupational Health and Education.



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