University of Technology Sydney

92476 Introduction to Specialty Practice: Mental Health Nursing

6cp; 4 x 5 hour workshops
Requisite(s): (92438 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92450 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92024 Medical Surgical Nursing (Graduate Entry) OR 92322 Medical Surgical Nursing OR 92454 Medical Surgical Nursing)) OR ((93211 Clinical Practice 2B OR 93225 Clinical Practice 2B) AND (93207 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A OR 93200 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A) AND (93224 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B OR 93210 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B) AND (93214c Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A OR 93228c Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.



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.

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Autumn session, City campus

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