Taught course

Nursing (Mental Health, Community & Inpatient Acute Care)

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet the minimal academic requirements: Be registered on the psychiatric division of the Nurses' Register; Hold an active nursing registration; Have a minimum of two years post-registration experience in mental health nursing (exclusive of post-registration courses); Be currently working in a setting which requires him/ her to care for mentally ill clients.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is comprised of six theory/ practice modules. In all modules there is an emphasis on exploring the relevance of module content to practice. While undertaking the programme, students will continue to work in their own practice setting. Practice assignments are structured so as to allow students to explore "new" knowledge in the reality of their practice, thus providing them with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice.
This programme aims to equip practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills to help advance mental health nursing, and put the service user at the centre of service delivery.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Andrew Hunter
+353 91 495 823