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LM152
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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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4 Years
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The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become an analytical and reflective practitioner; one who is able to provide a holistic and caring approach to people experiencing mental health problems.

It will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs of persons with mental health problems. This knowledge will be acquired through the study and practice of nursing, biological sciences, social sciences and related disciplines.


UL Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Mental Health)

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LM152 - Mental Health Nursing
University of Limerick

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LM152 - Mental Health 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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Old Code New Code Award Title
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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Mental Health Nurses practice as members of a multidisciplinary team across a broad range of areas, for example, adult in-patient and community based services, child and adolescent services, specialist rehabilitation, liaison psychiatry, forensic mental health, addiction services, and primary care.



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