School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Mental Health Nursing 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400759.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Content and achievement of learning outcomes for year one Bachelor of Nursing units in 4642, 4643, or 4648 Bachelor of Nursing courses.

Equivalent Units
400054 - Nursing Therapeutics 3, 401013 - Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1

400749 Nursing and Health Breakdown OR 400776 Introduction to Nursing Practice OR 400640 Foundations of Nursing Therapeutics

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
There are considerable restrictions on the availability of clinical placements so students must be enrolled in 4642 Bachelor of Nursing, 4643 Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) or 4648 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) and must have met Special Requirements for these courses. This is a risk management strategy to ensure that enrolled students are able to satisfy safely and professional issues when dealing with the public. Students will need to have completed the NSW Health Special Requirements for clinical practicum attendance. At present these include; a). Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer for some placements within The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network. Students will need to: i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number, ii. Present an application number and identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to issuance by mail of a Working with Children Check number, iii. Submit the letter with a valid Working with Children Check number to the School of Nursing and Midwifery to facilitate processing of a school placement if requested; b.) Criminal Record Clearance form prior to 1 June 2010 or a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate; c.) Adult Health Immunisation Schedule; d.) Code of Conduct Agreement; e.) First Aid Certificate. Additional - For Internationals students: Police Check (with English translation) from their home country or any other country where they have lived.

About this Unit
This unit will extend the students understanding of the relationships between stress, adaptation, mental health and the person's capacity to function in everyday life and the implications for professional nursing practice

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