Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Mental Health)University of Limerick
About this program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Mental Health)
The B.Sc. Nursing (Mental Health) is a fulltime four year degree program offered by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick, in conjunction with the Health Service Executive West (Limerick, Clare, Tipperary North). On successful completion of the program, you will be able to present for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and practice as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (R.P.N.). The Department of Nursing and Midwifery has received approval from NMBI for the program.
As a student Of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick you will combine theoretical study with practice placement experience. In practice you are provided with opportunities to gain real-world experience working with service users and diverse populations in Mental Health Care practice placements within the Mid-West region of Ireland.
The BSc Nursing (Mental Health) program is designed to ensure that you graduate with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to deliver recovery focused compassionate care, responsive to the mental health needs of individuals and communities within evolving healthcare settings. The graduate will be able to work collaboratively and in partnership with service users, their families/carers, the wider community and other health professionals in providing a proactive, evidence-based quality holistic service.
Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.
Enquiries about the methods of evaluation of results of examinations and qualifications other than the Republic of Ireland Leaving Certificate Examination should be addressed to the Admissions Office.
In addition applicants must hold an O6/H7 grade in one of the following Laboratory Science subjects: Biology; Physics, Chemistry; Physics and Chemistry; or Agricultural Science.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Shared Module: Promoting Safety within a Healthcare Context
- Shared Module: Foundations for Engaged Learning
- Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
- Introduction to Mental Health Disorders and Recovery
- Shared Module: Biological Sciences applied to Nursing & Midwifery 1
- Shared Module: Communication and interpersonal Relationships in Nursing & Midwifery
- Practice Placement 1
- Shared Module: Introduction to Health and Health Promotion
- Nursing the Person with Comorbid Physical and Mental Health Disorders
- Shared Module: Biological Sciences applied to Nursing & Midwifery 2
- Shared Module: Introduction to Psychology applied to Nursing and Midwifery
- Practice Placement 2
- Introduction to Psychosocial interventions
- Promoting Recovery in Persons Experiencing Mood and Emotional Disorders
- Shared Module: Biological Sciences applied to Nursing & Midwifery 3
- Shared Module: Principles of Infection Prevention & Control for Nurses and Midwives
- Shared Module: Pharmacology for Nurses and Midwives
- Practice Placement 3
- Promoting Recovery in Persons Experiencing Psychosis
- Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Persons
- Shared Module: Nursing Individuals Living with Long Term Conditions
- Shared Module: Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery Practice3
- Shared Module: Sociology of Health and Illness for Nursing and Midwifery
- Practice Placement 4
- Practice Placement 5
- Shared Module: Nursing in Primary and Community Settings
- Shared Module: Research and Evidence in Healthcare
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Crisis Resolution and Risk Management in Mental Health Care
- Shared Module: Transition towards a Competent Practitioner
- Practice Placement 6
- Shared Module: Practice Research Project
- Shared Module: Leading and Managing in Quality Practice
- Mental Health Nursing and Complex Care Needs
- Practice Placement 7
- Practice Placement 8
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Tution fee for 2021/2022:
- EU Fee: 7,200&euro
- Non EU Fee: 25,212&euro
Some graduates from this program have progressed to study for a Graduate Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery and Nursing (Conversion to General Nursing)
- Psychiatric Nurse
- Mental Health Nurse
- Social Worker
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University of Limerick
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