Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychiatric Nursing
This four-year BSc (Hons) in Psychiatric Nursing offered in conjunction with HSE West and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) has been developed in response to the changing mental health needs of the Irish population. The role of the mental health nurse is to foster the health and well-being of individuals experiencing changes in their mental health status. All places are offered on this programme subject to satisfactory Garda vetting clearance and health screening.
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 programme 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.
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Why Study this course?
Graduates are entitled to entry to the professional register of Psychiatric Nurses maintained by An Bord Altranais and Chnáimhseachais na hÉireann
In fourth year students will undertake a 36 week paid internship to prepare for qualification as a registered psychiatric nurse
GMIT Mayo is a small campus where there is a close community of students. The lecturers at the campus are easily contactable and available to students