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NURS403 Mental Health Nursing Practice

Provision of a theoretical basis for mental health nursing through the use of a problem-based learning approach, and the incorporation of critical social theory as a basis for reflection on mental health nursing practice.

This is a specialist mental health nursing paper with an emphasis on developing clinical skills, critical thinking skills and clinical reasoning skills.The emphasis is on promoting critical reflection on practice and is designed to meet the learning needs of all levels of competence by encouraging students to identify and meet their own learning needs determined by their level of practice. This approach to teaching and learning incorporates adult learning principles and the principles of enquiry-based learning.

Paper title Mental Health Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS403
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,589.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
NURX 403
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility
  • Have registration as a nurse from a three-year programme or course
  • Hold current Nursing Council of New Zealand registration
  • Be currently practising in a mental health setting
Contact
judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Marie Crowe and Dr Dave Carlyle
Paper Structure
This paper will focus on the principles underpinning mental health nursing practice. It will explore the social and institutional constructions of mental health and addictions and mental health nursing care. Critical reflection on clinical practice will provide the basis for learning and specific aspects of mental health nursing will be explored within a problem-based learning approach. Therapeutic approaches to mental health nursing practice will be explored in relation to their application to mental health nursing practice.
Teaching Arrangements
Four 2-day block courses held in Christchurch: attendance at all block courses is compulsory.
Textbooks
Highly recommended: Barker, P (ed) (2009) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. London: Edward Arnold
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Articulate the scope of mental health nursing practice
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively across settings
  3. Show scholarly research inquiry translated into practice

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Provision of a theoretical basis for mental health nursing through the use of a problem-based learning approach, and the incorporation of critical social theory as a basis for reflection on mental health nursing practice.

This is a specialist mental health nursing paper with an emphasis on developing clinical skills, critical thinking skills and clinical reasoning skills. The focus is on promoting critical reflection on practice and is designed to meet the learning needs of all levels of competence by encouraging students to identify and meet their own learning needs determined by their level of practice. This approach to teaching and learning incorporates adult learning principles and the principles of enquiry-based learning.

Paper title Mental Health Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS403
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester (26 February 2018 - 22 June 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
NURX 403
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility
  • Have registration as a nurse from a three-year programme or course
  • Hold current Nursing Council of New Zealand registration
  • Be currently practising in a mental health setting
Contact
judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Marie Crowe and Dr Dave Carlyle
Paper Structure
This paper will focus on the principles underpinning mental health nursing practice. It will explore the social and institutional constructions of mental health and addictions and mental health nursing care. Critical reflection on clinical practice will provide the basis for learning and specific aspects of mental health nursing will be explored within a problem-based learning approach. Therapeutic approaches to mental health nursing practice will be explored in relation to their application to mental health nursing practice.
Teaching Arrangements
Four 2-day block courses held in Christchurch: attendance at all block courses is compulsory.
Textbooks
Highly recommended: Barker, P (ed) (2009) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring. London: Edward Arnold
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Articulate the scope of mental health nursing practice
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively across settings
  3. Show scholarly research inquiry translated into practice

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Timetable

First Semester (26 February 2018 - 22 June 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle