Contemporary Mental Health Nursing
The course provides core foundational studies in the Master of Mental Health Nursing program, focusing on developing an understanding of the theoretical basis to and history of mental health nursing; the role of mental health nurses in contemporary mental health care; the impact on the discipline of emerging models of service delivery and the emergence of clinical supervision as a strategy for the development of mental health nursing practice.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 2 - 2014
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Theoretical and evidence bases of mental health nursing practice; History of mental health nursing; The relationship of mental health nursing to other professions in mental health care; Current policy directions and issues in mental health care; Current and emerging models of service delivery; Role of clinical supervision in advanced mental health nursing practice.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replaces NURS6030 counseling 1|
|Assumed Knowledge||Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualize practice. Demonstrated Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council competencies and Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Standards of Practice for Mental Health Nurses.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for NURS6061|