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DK 874 - Psychiatric Nursing

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dundalk Institute of Technology - CAO
Fee: -
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: Louth

Course Details

Course Code: DK874

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychiatric Nursing

The primary objective of psychiatric nursing is to facilitate the maximum development of the mental health of the individual who has psychiatric problems and to promote mental health in the wider community. A major focus of psychiatric nursing is to rehabilitate patients so that as many as possible can live full lives in community settings, and to support those already living in the community. At the heart of the role of the psychiatric nurse is the ability to establish therapeutic relationships with individuals and their families. Good communication skills are essential to form and maintain these relationships.

Career Options

Apply to practice as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Ireland and throughout the UK and EU. Graduates can apply for positions at Staff Nurse grade in the Irish healthcare sector.

Minimum Requirements

A minimum grade of C3 in two Higher Level papers in the Leaving Certificate plus a minimum of 300 points (or equivalent), together with at least a grade D3 in four Ordinary Level papers in the following subjects:

*English or Irish

*Mathematics (not Foundation level)

*A Laboratory Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry (joint), or Ag. Science

*Three other subjects

*Any applicant who does not meet the minimum educational requirements and who is 23 years of age or older on January 1st 2012 may apply as a mature applicant. Written assessment and interview with An Bord Altranais is required to determine suitability


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