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GA882
Psychiatric Nursing (Castlebar)

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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).

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This programe leads to the qualification of RPN(registered Psychiatric Nurse). 

A particularly important part of your learning experience will be improving how you relate to people so that you will be able to communicate with people with mental health challenges and form healing relationships with them and their families.

The student will gain exposure across a range of servies within Ireland and the UK. Work placements are undertaken in various home, residential and community settings throughout the Mayo/Roscommon region. Opportunities may also exist for students to avail of placements outside of these areas.

In fourth year you will undertake a thirty-six week paid internship, where you will gain more valuable practical experience. We also give you time each week when you can take time out from work to think and reflect on your work experience.

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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
. 5M3782 Health Service Skills
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
DHSXX. 5M4339 Healthcare Support
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

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Graduates are entitled to entry to the professional register of Psychiatric Nurses maintained by An Bord Altranais and Chnáimhseachais na hÉireann. You will be able to apply to work as registered psychiatric nurses in the Irish healthcare sector. You will also be able to travel abroad and work as a psychiatric nurse anywhere in the world.



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