Taught course

Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care)

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
  3. Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery
  4. Students are required to be working in a practice setting for the duration of the programme
  5. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick

The MSc in Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
  • English language qualifications (Taken in the last 2 years, if English is not your first language)
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate
  • Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration
  • A copy of your birth certificate (Long Document)
  • An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bankdraft/Cheque.

Recognized Prior Learning Applicants/ who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application

  • Copy of birth certificate( Long Document)/[passport
  • Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate
  • 1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement
  • Copies of all certificates or diploma’s as part of prior learning to date
  • An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bankdraft/Cheque

Months of entry

September

Course content

The overall aim of the programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within nursing. Successful completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma) will provide students with the academic qualifications necessary to be considered for Clinical Nurse Specialist posts.

Successful completion of year two (MSc) will provide students with the academic qualifications to be considered for Advanced Nursing Practice posts. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice. Key emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking and reflective skills at specialist and advanced practice levels. The programme will develop professional qualities and a high level of competence in the promotion of excellence and current best practice in the delivery and appraisal of advancing practice.

On completion of the programme the student will:

  • Utilise evidence to inform nursing practice in monitoring co-ordinating and managing care.
  • Critically review current innovations and developments within nursing.
  • Utilise a knowledge base consistent with that of the profession, and which incorporates the standards of professional groups.
  • Critically appraise strategies to promote, maintain and restore health in relevant care groups.
  • Critically evaluate, generate and conduct research that will incorporate evidence-based practice in nursing.
  • Critically evaluate the role of specialist and advanced practice in nursing.
  • Collaborate within multidisciplinary teams in the provision of quality outcomes
  • Critically appraise international, national and local policy strategies that are relevant to advancing nursing roles.
  • Discuss factors that influence practice and theoretical knowledge at specialist/advanced practice levels.
  • Demonstrate the critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making required for specialist/advanced practice in nursing care.
  • Critically evaluate the use of psychosocial interventions in mental health care.
  • Critically discuss the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the monitoring, coordination and management of individuals experiencing mental health problems

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Owen Doody
Email
owen.doody@ul.ie
Phone
00 353 61 213367, Mobile: 00 353 86 8379781