School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Mental Health Nursing Practice 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400219.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students must be registered nurses with a basic knowledge of mental health, mental illness, and assessment processes, augmented with experience in mental health settings.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4654 Graduate Diploma Nursing (Mental Health), 4719 Master of Mental Health Nursing, 4720 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or 4721 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing.

About this Unit
This unit is designed to challenge the student to consider evidence-based practice in mental health nursing. Nurses are required to be accountable for their clinical practice and to be able to argue the evidence for specific nursing interventions. Students undertake critical analysis of evidence-based practice in mental health nursing as a concept, a means of accountability, as a means of defining nursing knowledge. Students will apply evidence-based practice concepts to specific psychiatric disorders and problems.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to a computer and the internet is essential in order to be able to: access course materials; to participate in discussion groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_support for further information.

4719.1Master of Mental Health NursingCURRENT
4720.1Graduate Diploma in Mental Health NursingCURRENT
4721.1Graduate Certificate in Mental Health NursingCURRENT

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