Advanced clinical practice in a mental health nursing context. Critique of practice and the application of research and theoretical principles to mental health nursing practice.
|Paper title||Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,693.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- NURX 403 or NURS 403
- NURX 404
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- Students must have had at least two years' clinical experience in a mental health context.
Students are expected to have a minimum of two years' postgraduate clinical experience and be working in a clinical area where they can develop their advanced assessment skills (both physical and psychiatric).
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Marie Crowe and Dr Dave Carlyle
- Paper Structure
- There are four workshops over the course of the paper. During the workshops there will be a mixture of small-group discussions, didactic teaching and experiential learning that involves applying theoretical principles to clinical situations.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Four 2-day study workshops in Christchurch: attendance at all workshops is compulsory.
- A list of readings will be provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Demonstrate advanced assessment and clinical formulation skills
- Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse what constitutes evidence for best practice
- Demonstrate a creative approach to the delivery of mental health nursing care
- Demonstrate expert practice working collaboratively across settings and within an interdisciplinary environment
- Apply advanced-level clinical reasoning processes based on critical analysis of complex clinical situations
- Show effective nursing leadership and an ability to lead change
- Demonstrate an understanding of health/socio-economic policies and nursing practice at local and national levels
- Show scholarly research inquiry into nursing practice in order to provide well-substantiated nursing care
Successful completion of this paper requires that the student obtain a passing grade in each assessment item.
Department of Psychological Medicine
Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 372 6704