School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Mental Health Nursing 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400762.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Content and achievement of learning outcomes for years two Bachelor of Nursing Units 4642 Bachelor of Nursing, 4643 - Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Entry, or 4648 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)

Equivalent Units
400066 - Nursing Therapeutics 11

400759 Mental Health Nursing 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
There are considerable restrictions on the availability of clinical placements so students must be enrolled in one of the Bachelor of Nursing courses, 4642, 4643 or 4648 and must have completed special requirements for these courses. This is a risk management strategy to ensure that enrolled students are able to satisfy safety and professional issues when dealing with the public.

About this Unit
This unit will elaborate the mechanisms of health breakdown and their application to professional nursing practice in supporting people who are affected by serious mental health breakdown.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

As per NSW Health and Western Sydney University: First Aid Certificate. Students will need to have completed the NSW Health Special Requirements for clinical practicum attendance. At present these include; 1). Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 or a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate. 2). A completed vaccination card with serology results attached. 3). Four forms completed and taken to every placement (with a copy): 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). Code of Conduct; c). Form 2: TB Assessment Form; d). Form 3: Student Undertaking/Declaration form. 4). International students need to take an additional form: A statutory declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace.

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