People with a mental illness are cared for in many different places such as hospitals, hostels, day centres, in the community and their own homes. We want to promote positive attitudes to mental health and to help people deal with any mental/emotional challenges they face in life.
What is great about this Psychiatric Nursing (Honours) programme from the Atlantic Technological University is that you will learn in so many different environments such as in the classroom, in a simulated community based apartment and on work placement.
A particularly important part of your learning experience will be improving how you relate to people so that you will be able to communicate with people with mental health challenges and form healing relationships with them and their families.
You will go on work placement in various home, residential and community settings throughout the Mayo/Roscommon region. Opportunities may also exist for students to avail of placements outside of these areas.
In fourth year you will undertake a thirty-six week paid internship, where you will gain more valuable practical experience. We also give you time each week when you can take time out from work to think and reflect on your work experience.
Graduates are entitled to entry to the professional register of Psychiatric Nurses maintained by An Bord Altranais and Chnáimhseachais na hÉireann.
You will be able to apply to work as registered psychiatric nurses in the Irish healthcare sector.
You will also be able to travel abroad and work as a psychiatric nurse anywhere in the world.
- The Nature of Nursing
- Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing Practice Studies
- Psychosocial Approaches in Mental Health Care
- Psychology and its Application to Nursing
- Biological Science for Fundamental Nursing Knowledge and Skills
- Biology in Mental Illness
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPsychology Biology Nursing View 42 other Bachelors in Psychology in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
For CAO entry, applicants must have obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examination a minimum of Grade H5 in two papers and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in four papers in the following subjects:
Irish or English
A laboratory science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry (Joint) or Agricultural Science)
For QQI FET Award entry, applicants must meet the following specific requirements: a pass with five distinctions in one of the following linked QQI FET Level 5/6 Awards:
DCHSN/5M4349 (Nursing Studies)
DCHSX/5M4468 (Community & Health Studies)
DHSXX/5M4339 (Healthcare Support)
5M3782 (Health Service Skills)
A pass with distinction in each of the following modules must be included:
D20001/5N0749 (Anatomy & Physiology)
D20012/5N4325 (introduction to Nursing Theory & Practice, and
D20032/5N1279 (Human Growth and Development) or
International6950 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4106 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4106 EUR per year during 48 months.
Student Contribution: €3,000/year
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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