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    Practicum offering clinical knowledge and skills for specialist mental health nursing and mental health care delivery. Critique of practice and application of research and theoretical principles to mental health nursing clinical practice.

    The paper is designed to meet the needs of new graduates and nurses new to mental health practising within both community and institutional settings in the mental health area and will encourage students to identify their own learning needs in relation to their area of practice. This paper forms part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Nursing - Speciality Mental Health) course and must be taken in conjunction with NURS 403 Mental Health Nursing Practice.

    About this paper

    Paper title Mental Health Nursing Practicum
    Subject Nursing
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,984.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    NURX 409
    Limited to
    MAdvNP, MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
    Limited to nurses with no more than six months clinical experience in a mental health specialty.
    Limited to nurses who meet the requirements for entry to specialty practice.

    Teaching staff
    Professor Marie Crowe and Dr Dave Carlyle

    Required: P. Barker (Ed) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: the Craft of Caring. Hodder Arnold UK.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Cultural understanding.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this programme the student will have met the competencies for the Competent Practitioner level of the CDHB Mental Health Services Professional Development and Recognition Programme.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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