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Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The overall aim of the Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) programme at University of Limerick  is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based psychosocial interventions across a range of mental health settings

Overview

Program Details

The overall aim of the Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) programme at University of Limerick 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. 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.
 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Research – Methods & Methodology
  • Theories of Psychosocial Assessment & Care 
  • Clinical Practicum 
  • Dissertation
  • Promoting Quality & Safety in Health Care 
  • Psychosocial Interventions 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

  • A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
    • 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.

    Work Experience

    At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      11392 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11392 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      4611 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4611 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Limerick

    • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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