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AL832
Psychiatric Nursing

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The course involves the study of theoretical and practice-based modules. Students will be exposed to classroom teaching and taught placements in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings within the Longford/Westmeath Mental Health Services and the Laois/Offaly Mental Health Services. They will undertake 1740 hours of theoretical study and 2925 hours of clinical placement over the four-years.

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AL832 - Psychiatric Nursing
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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies


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

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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On successful completion of the course, and registration as a psychiatric nurse with An Bord Altrantais, you are qualified to apply for a range of psychiatric nursing posts and may apply for a position at staff nurse grade in the Irish healthcare sector, as well as seeking promotional posts in clinical nursing, nursing administration and nurse education.



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