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TL891
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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The aim of mental health nursing is to facilitate the maximum development of the mental health of the individual who has mental health problems, and to promote mental health. The course consists of 76 weeks of classroom-based theory and practical learning, interspersed with 81 weeks of clinical placements. A 36-week continuous rostered clinical placement is also included.

This can take place either locally or internationally and encompasses a very broad range of clinical settings, including acute mental health, care of the older person, specialist care, adult general nursing and working with voluntary and statutory bodies. When you complete this course, you will be eligible to have your name entered into the Psychiatric Division of the Register of Nurses maintained by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann.

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TL891 - Mental Health Nursing
IT Tralee

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TL891 - 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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Nursing offers exciting opportunities to develop valuable specialist knowledge and skills that are always in demand both nationally and internationally. Registered psychiatric nurses can explore a range of career pathways. Many enter clinical practice, specialising in areas like forensic psychiatry, community psychiatric nursing and counselling. You may also pursue a career in nursing management, research or education. Former IT Tralee nursing students have worked across Europe and in America, Canada, Australia, Africa, Saudi Arabia and other middleeastern countries.



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