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92476 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Mental Health Nursing

6cp; 1hpw (online and face-to-face lecture), 2hpw (tutorial), 80hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): 92436 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



In this subject students develop competence to practice as a registered nurse in a mental health care setting. The national frameworks of recovery-focused mental health care that situate people who have a mental illness as central to their own recovery, and inform mental health nursing practice and service provision, are examined. Students expand their knowledge of and skills in: development of therapeutic nurse–consumer relationships; therapeutic communication in assessment; and strengths-based, recovery-focused and trauma-informed mental health nursing. Students apply their knowledge and skills to practice collaborative and supportive mental health nursing with mental health consumers, their families and carers in a range of health care settings.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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