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BN Bachelor of Nursing (MH)

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Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • NAC-2201: Healthcare 2 (20)
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
    or
    NAC-2202: Healthcare 2 (B) (20)
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
  • NMA-2201: Developing MH Nursing Practice (40)
    •• Socially inclusive practise. • Recognising one’s own values and beliefs and potential impact upon communication with others. • Understanding values and treatment preferences • Informed choice • Challenging assumptions and oppression which surround different groups. • Recognising and responding appropriately to communication difficulties/differences • Language and cultural competence awareness and application to practice across the lifespan. • Engaging with, supporting and responding effectively to people experiencing mental distress – preferred choices and technologies to support patient-centred care which enhance quality and safety. • Recovery-focused approach including opportunities for employment, productive occupation, education, training, leisure and recovery capital. • Principles of care planning – using the evidence base. • Systematic nursing assessments and frameworks including risk assessment which include physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, genetic and environmental assessment factors. • Psychometric assessment tools. • Clinical observation. • Responding positively and proactively to people who are at risk of suicide and self-harm. • Conflict resolution and de-escalation. • Support and therapeutic interventions for people across the lifespan experiencing acute and critical mental health problems. • Bio-psychosocial interventions. • Evidence based psychological and psychosocial individual and group interventions. • Recognising and interpreting signs of normal and deteriorating mental and physical health. • Early intervention • Systemic approaches to mental health care - key aspects of working with families, children and young people • Working with people hearing voices. • Changing health needs during different life stages including progressive illness and death. • Loss and bereavement. • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children. • Essential first aid and incident management • Inter-professional/multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working and professional boundaries • Theories and models of health promotion and health education • The promotion of mental health for all and preventing mental health problems in at-risk groups. • Promoting public health principles, priorities and practice working to improve health and well-being. • Service user and carer involvement and therapeutic engagement, balancing the need for safety with positive risk-taking. • Non- expert positions. • Working with the individual who has experienced abuse and trauma. • Recognising and meeting the needs of the older person. • Working with challenging behaviour. • Psychopharmacology, numeracy and medicines management
    or
    NMA-2202: Developing MH Nursing Prac (B) (40)
    • Socially inclusive practise. • Recognising one’s own values and beliefs and potential impact upon communication with others. • Understanding values and treatment preferences • Informed choice • Challenging assumptions and oppression which surround different groups. • Recognising and responding appropriately to communication difficulties/differences • Language and cultural competence awareness and application to practice across the lifespan. • Engaging with, supporting and responding effectively to people experiencing mental distress – preferred choices and technologies to support patient-centred care which enhance quality and safety. • Recovery-focused approach including opportunities for employment, productive occupation, education, training, leisure and recovery capital. • Principles of care planning – using the evidence base. • Systematic nursing assessments and frameworks including risk assessment which include physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, genetic and environmental assessment factors. • Psychometric assessment tools. • Clinical observation. • Responding positively and proactively to people who are at risk of suicide and self-harm. • Conflict resolution and de-escalation. • Support and therapeutic interventions for people across the lifespan experiencing acute and critical mental health problems. • Bio-psychosocial interventions. • Evidence based psychological and psychosocial individual and group interventions. • Recognising and interpreting signs of normal and deteriorating mental and physical health. • Early intervention • Systemic approaches to mental health care - key aspects of working with families, children and young people • Working with people hearing voices. • Changing health needs during different life stages including progressive illness and death. • Loss and bereavement. • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children. • Essential first aid and incident management • Inter-professional/multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working and professional boundaries • Theories and models of health promotion and health education • The promotion of mental health for all and preventing mental health problems in at-risk groups. • Promoting public health principles, priorities and practice working to improve health and well-being. • Service user and carer involvement and therapeutic engagement, balancing the need for safety with positive risk-taking. • Non- expert positions. • Working with the individual who has experienced abuse and trauma. • Recognising and meeting the needs of the older person. • Working with challenging behaviour. • Psychopharmacology, numeracy and medicines management
  • NAC-2203: Human Sciences 2 (20)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories
    or
    NAC-2204: Human Sciences 2 (b) (20)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories
  • NMA-2203: Mental Health & Wellbeing (40)
    • Legal, ethical, organisational and professional frameworks and policies which influence mental health practice. • Implications of nursing people who are detained under Mental Health legislation and in secure settings. • Capacity and consent, maximising decision making across the lifespan. • Principles of supervision. • Working in collaboration and partnership. • Pharmacology related to mental health nursing practice - self medication, concordance. • Theory and practice of the administration of medication according to professional guidelines and Health Board. • Research methods • Evidence based practice, knowledge transfer and research utilisation. • Psychological assessment, formulation / care planning and interventions. • Story telling/narratives – service user experiences. • Caring for the Carer - the role of the family and other carers in promoting and maintaining health. • Psychopharmacology and medication management. • Assessing and meeting the needs of clients with co-morbid complex needs. • Crisis and relapse – intervention and risk management. • Early intervention • Risk, models of suicide and self-harm. • Impact of abuse and trauma on people’s wellbeing. • Suicide prevention, intervention, harm reduction and positive risk taking. • The roles of services for individuals with an acute mental illness – community mental health teams, acute in-patient wards, PICU, Crisis/Home Treatment teams. • Healthcare informatics - enhancing healthcare organisation and delivery through appropriate record keeping, sharing and confidentiality • The role of effective partnership working using holistic care across professional and agency boundaries for people with mental health problems. • Professional values, beliefs and emotions and their impact upon practice.
    or
    NMA-2204: Mental Health & Wellbeing (B) (40)
    • Legal, ethical, organisational and professional frameworks and policies which influence mental health practice. • Implications of nursing people who are detained under Mental Health legislation and in secure settings. • Capacity and consent, maximising decision making across the lifespan. • Principles of supervision. • Working in collaboration and partnership. • Pharmacology related to mental health nursing practice - self medication, concordance. • Theory and practice of the administration of medication according to professional guidelines and Health Board. • Research methods • Evidence based practice, knowledge transfer and research utilisation. • Psychological assessment, formulation / care planning and interventions. • Story telling/narratives – service user experiences. • Caring for the Carer - the role of the family and other carers in promoting and maintaining health. • Psychopharmacology and medication management. • Assessing and meeting the needs of clients with co-morbid complex needs. • Crisis and relapse – intervention and risk management. • Early intervention • Risk, models of suicide and self-harm. • Impact of abuse and trauma on people’s wellbeing. • Suicide prevention, intervention, harm reduction and positive risk taking. • The roles of services for individuals with an acute mental illness – community mental health teams, acute in-patient wards, PICU, Crisis/Home Treatment teams. • Healthcare informatics - enhancing healthcare organisation and delivery through appropriate record keeping, sharing and confidentiality • The role of effective partnership working using holistic care across professional and agency boundaries for people with mental health problems. • Professional values, beliefs and emotions and their impact upon practice. Key clinical practice skills – with application to the person with a mental health problem: • maintaining a safe environment • eating, drinking, nutrition and hydration • comfort and sleep • moving and positioning • continence promotion and bowel and bladder care • skin health and wound management • infection prevention and control • Physical health care to include measurements and appropriate responses • Clinical observation, assessment, critical thinking and decision-making

Semester 2

  • NAC-2201: Healthcare 2
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
    or
    NAC-2202: Healthcare 2 (B)
    • Theories of reflection • Models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Benner’s novice to expert • Carper’s ways of knowing • Reflexivity • Evidence base for the use of reflection as a means of knowledge development. • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Evidence informed practice. • Searching and identifying existing knowledge. • Problem solving approaches and decision making • Critical appraisal skills • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies • PDSA cycle • Data collection methods • Research ethics • Rigour, validity and reliability • Data analysis for quantitative and qualitative methods • Accountability, exercising accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent and Incapacitated Consent • Advocacy and best interest decision making. • The right to refuse treatment • Patient confidentiality and data protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy • Manual handling • CPR/BLS • Infection control • Breakaway/de-escalation • Objective assessment/measurement of vital signs • Health & Safety
  • NMA-2201: Developing MH Nursing Practice
    •• Socially inclusive practise. • Recognising one’s own values and beliefs and potential impact upon communication with others. • Understanding values and treatment preferences • Informed choice • Challenging assumptions and oppression which surround different groups. • Recognising and responding appropriately to communication difficulties/differences • Language and cultural competence awareness and application to practice across the lifespan. • Engaging with, supporting and responding effectively to people experiencing mental distress – preferred choices and technologies to support patient-centred care which enhance quality and safety. • Recovery-focused approach including opportunities for employment, productive occupation, education, training, leisure and recovery capital. • Principles of care planning – using the evidence base. • Systematic nursing assessments and frameworks including risk assessment which include physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, genetic and environmental assessment factors. • Psychometric assessment tools. • Clinical observation. • Responding positively and proactively to people who are at risk of suicide and self-harm. • Conflict resolution and de-escalation. • Support and therapeutic interventions for people across the lifespan experiencing acute and critical mental health problems. • Bio-psychosocial interventions. • Evidence based psychological and psychosocial individual and group interventions. • Recognising and interpreting signs of normal and deteriorating mental and physical health. • Early intervention • Systemic approaches to mental health care - key aspects of working with families, children and young people • Working with people hearing voices. • Changing health needs during different life stages including progressive illness and death. • Loss and bereavement. • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children. • Essential first aid and incident management • Inter-professional/multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working and professional boundaries • Theories and models of health promotion and health education • The promotion of mental health for all and preventing mental health problems in at-risk groups. • Promoting public health principles, priorities and practice working to improve health and well-being. • Service user and carer involvement and therapeutic engagement, balancing the need for safety with positive risk-taking. • Non- expert positions. • Working with the individual who has experienced abuse and trauma. • Recognising and meeting the needs of the older person. • Working with challenging behaviour. • Psychopharmacology, numeracy and medicines management
    or
    NMA-2202: Developing MH Nursing Prac (B)
    • Socially inclusive practise. • Recognising one’s own values and beliefs and potential impact upon communication with others. • Understanding values and treatment preferences • Informed choice • Challenging assumptions and oppression which surround different groups. • Recognising and responding appropriately to communication difficulties/differences • Language and cultural competence awareness and application to practice across the lifespan. • Engaging with, supporting and responding effectively to people experiencing mental distress – preferred choices and technologies to support patient-centred care which enhance quality and safety. • Recovery-focused approach including opportunities for employment, productive occupation, education, training, leisure and recovery capital. • Principles of care planning – using the evidence base. • Systematic nursing assessments and frameworks including risk assessment which include physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, genetic and environmental assessment factors. • Psychometric assessment tools. • Clinical observation. • Responding positively and proactively to people who are at risk of suicide and self-harm. • Conflict resolution and de-escalation. • Support and therapeutic interventions for people across the lifespan experiencing acute and critical mental health problems. • Bio-psychosocial interventions. • Evidence based psychological and psychosocial individual and group interventions. • Recognising and interpreting signs of normal and deteriorating mental and physical health. • Early intervention • Systemic approaches to mental health care - key aspects of working with families, children and young people • Working with people hearing voices. • Changing health needs during different life stages including progressive illness and death. • Loss and bereavement. • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children. • Essential first aid and incident management • Inter-professional/multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working and professional boundaries • Theories and models of health promotion and health education • The promotion of mental health for all and preventing mental health problems in at-risk groups. • Promoting public health principles, priorities and practice working to improve health and well-being. • Service user and carer involvement and therapeutic engagement, balancing the need for safety with positive risk-taking. • Non- expert positions. • Working with the individual who has experienced abuse and trauma. • Recognising and meeting the needs of the older person. • Working with challenging behaviour. • Psychopharmacology, numeracy and medicines management
  • NAC-2203: Human Sciences 2
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories
    or
    NAC-2204: Human Sciences 2 (b)
    Caring for individual needs across the lifespan - individual and group differences - vulnerability and abuse - models of health and disease Psychology of Health Social influences of Health Psycho-social determinants of health Anatomy & Physiology Related patho-physiology across the lifespan Sociological theories
  • NMA-2203: Mental Health & Wellbeing
    • Legal, ethical, organisational and professional frameworks and policies which influence mental health practice. • Implications of nursing people who are detained under Mental Health legislation and in secure settings. • Capacity and consent, maximising decision making across the lifespan. • Principles of supervision. • Working in collaboration and partnership. • Pharmacology related to mental health nursing practice - self medication, concordance. • Theory and practice of the administration of medication according to professional guidelines and Health Board. • Research methods • Evidence based practice, knowledge transfer and research utilisation. • Psychological assessment, formulation / care planning and interventions. • Story telling/narratives – service user experiences. • Caring for the Carer - the role of the family and other carers in promoting and maintaining health. • Psychopharmacology and medication management. • Assessing and meeting the needs of clients with co-morbid complex needs. • Crisis and relapse – intervention and risk management. • Early intervention • Risk, models of suicide and self-harm. • Impact of abuse and trauma on people’s wellbeing. • Suicide prevention, intervention, harm reduction and positive risk taking. • The roles of services for individuals with an acute mental illness – community mental health teams, acute in-patient wards, PICU, Crisis/Home Treatment teams. • Healthcare informatics - enhancing healthcare organisation and delivery through appropriate record keeping, sharing and confidentiality • The role of effective partnership working using holistic care across professional and agency boundaries for people with mental health problems. • Professional values, beliefs and emotions and their impact upon practice.
    or
    NMA-2204: Mental Health & Wellbeing (B)
    • Legal, ethical, organisational and professional frameworks and policies which influence mental health practice. • Implications of nursing people who are detained under Mental Health legislation and in secure settings. • Capacity and consent, maximising decision making across the lifespan. • Principles of supervision. • Working in collaboration and partnership. • Pharmacology related to mental health nursing practice - self medication, concordance. • Theory and practice of the administration of medication according to professional guidelines and Health Board. • Research methods • Evidence based practice, knowledge transfer and research utilisation. • Psychological assessment, formulation / care planning and interventions. • Story telling/narratives – service user experiences. • Caring for the Carer - the role of the family and other carers in promoting and maintaining health. • Psychopharmacology and medication management. • Assessing and meeting the needs of clients with co-morbid complex needs. • Crisis and relapse – intervention and risk management. • Early intervention • Risk, models of suicide and self-harm. • Impact of abuse and trauma on people’s wellbeing. • Suicide prevention, intervention, harm reduction and positive risk taking. • The roles of services for individuals with an acute mental illness – community mental health teams, acute in-patient wards, PICU, Crisis/Home Treatment teams. • Healthcare informatics - enhancing healthcare organisation and delivery through appropriate record keeping, sharing and confidentiality • The role of effective partnership working using holistic care across professional and agency boundaries for people with mental health problems. • Professional values, beliefs and emotions and their impact upon practice. Key clinical practice skills – with application to the person with a mental health problem: • maintaining a safe environment • eating, drinking, nutrition and hydration • comfort and sleep • moving and positioning • continence promotion and bowel and bladder care • skin health and wound management • infection prevention and control • Physical health care to include measurements and appropriate responses • Clinical observation, assessment, critical thinking and decision-making

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • NAC-3201: Preparation for Practice (20)
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
    or
    NAC-3202: Preparation for Practice (20)
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
  • NMA-3201: Critical Prac in MH Nursing (30)
    • Mental health services in relation to society • Analysis of local and national mental health policies • Incorporating user voice into practice • Supporting peer support • Promoting recovery beyond crisis • Recovery networks and colleges • Supporting capability and resilience across the lifespan • Working across a mixed economy of care • Evaluating care • Maintaining safety and risk enablement • Ethics and risk enablement across the lifespan • Co-production of care • Challenging professional asymmetry • Responding to mental health crisis • Team and multi-professional working • Prioritising workload and collaboration • Approaches to management of mental health • Dementia care mapping and service evaluation • Managing changing services • Managing therapeutic milieu • Psychopharmacology • Supporting best practice in shared decision making • Professional and interdisciplinary boundaries in practice across complex settings • Responding appropriately to poor practice • Safeguarding vulnerable groups across the lifespan • Wicked problems and waves of consequence • Development of mental health nursing services • Decarceration • Public health and healthy communities
    or
    NMA-3202: Critical Practice in MH (B) (30)
    • Mental health services in relation to society • Analysis of local and national mental health policies • Incorporating user voice into practice • Supporting peer support • Promoting recovery beyond crisis • Recovery networks and colleges • Supporting capability and resilience across the lifespan • Working across a mixed economy of care • Evaluating care • Maintaining safety and risk enablement • Ethics and risk enablement across the lifespan • Co-production of care • Challenging professional asymmetry • Responding to mental health crisis • Team and multi-professional working • Prioritising workload and collaboration • Approaches to management of mental health • Dementia care mapping and service evaluation • Managing changing services • Managing therapeutic milieu • Psychopharmacology • Supporting best practice in shared decision making • Professional and interdisciplinary boundaries in practice across complex settings • Responding appropriately to poor practice • Safeguarding vulnerable groups across the lifespan • Wicked problems and waves of consequence • Development of mental health nursing services • Decarceration • Public health and healthy communities
  • NMA-3203: Becoming an Effective Prac (30)
    • Current and emerging trends in assessment and treatments including advances in technology and tele-care. • National and European legislation, policy and professional guidelines which influence mental health practice e.g. dignity and diversity, health and safety, capacity; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare • Understanding mental health legislation and how it relates to care and treatment of people with mental health problems including those with complex needs - ageing, cognitive impairment, long term conditions and those approaching the end of life. • Critical knowledge of common physical and mental health problems and treatments including co-morbidity and physiological and psychological vulnerability. • Accountability and responsibility; preparing to be a registrant. • Allocation/delegation of care; The nurse’s contribution to healthcare evidence; professional development and practice • Communicating appropriately with adults, children and carers using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • Complexity of decision making • Emotional intelligence/literacy. • Using evidence based individual and group psychological and psychosocial interventions. • Inter-professional roles and working in teams, communication and relationships,; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Critiquing nursing practice in all settings through concepts such as theories of reflection (reflecting on care delivered); examine evidence base for nursing care; • Applying research/evidence to practice. • Self-awareness; e.g. own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); linking theory to practice through a reflective portfolio; • Implications of PREP and registered nurse status. • Politics of nursing; management of self and others; delegation; theories of management and teamwork; discipline; positive regard • Effective leadership skills • Change management and knowledge to action frameworks; • Implementing clinical supervision • Mental health promotion - raising awareness of mental health to other members of the multi-professional team and others working in health, social care and other services and settings. • Management of mental health care environments. • Innovations in mental health practice. • Partnerships in care. • Psychopharmacology and medicines management Key Clinical Practice skills – with application to the person with a mental health problem: • eating, drinking, nutrition and hydration • comfort and sleep • moving and positioning • continence promotion and bowel and bladder care • skin health and wound management • infection prevention and control • clinical observation, assessment, critical thinking and decision-making • symptom management, such as anxiety, anger, • pain management • risk management • medicines management
    or
    NMA-3204: Becoming an effective Prac Ban (30)
    • Current and emerging trends in assessment and treatments including advances in technology and tele-care. • National and European legislation, policy and professional guidelines which influence mental health practice e.g. dignity and diversity, health and safety, capacity; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare • Understanding mental health legislation and how it relates to care and treatment of people with mental health problems including those with complex needs - ageing, cognitive impairment, long term conditions and those approaching the end of life. • Critical knowledge of common physical and mental health problems and treatments including co-morbidity and physiological and psychological vulnerability. • Accountability and responsibility; preparing to be a registrant. • Allocation/delegation of care; The nurse’s contribution to healthcare evidence; professional development and practice • Communicating appropriately with adults, children and carers using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • Complexity of decision making • Emotional intelligence/literacy. • Using evidence based individual and group psychological and psychosocial interventions. • Inter-professional roles and working in teams, communication and relationships,; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Critiquing nursing practice in all settings through concepts such as theories of reflection (reflecting on care delivered); examine evidence base for nursing care; • Applying research/evidence to practice. • Self-awareness; e.g. own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); linking theory to practice through a reflective portfolio; • Implications of PREP and registered nurse status. • Politics of nursing; management of self and others; delegation; theories of management and teamwork; discipline; positive regard • Effective leadership skills • Change management and knowledge to action frameworks; • Implementing clinical supervision • Mental health promotion - raising awareness of mental health to other members of the multi-professional team and others working in health, social care and other services and settings. • Management of mental health care environments. • Innovations in mental health practice. • Partnerships in care. • Psychopharmacology and medicines management Key Clinical Practice skills – with application to the person with a mental health problem: • eating, drinking, nutrition and hydration • comfort and sleep • moving and positioning • continence promotion and bowel and bladder care • skin health and wound management • infection prevention and control • clinical observation, assessment, critical thinking and decision-making • symptom management, such as anxiety, anger, • pain management • risk management • medicines management
  • NMA-3205: Evaluating Practice W (40)
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence underpinning mental health practice in order to complete the extended essay within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the literature relevant to mental health nursing. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Ethics and research governance • Multi-disciplinary team working • Local and national safety and quality policies and legislation. • Legislation and health and social care strategies/frameworks relevant to mental health practice. • Risk assessment, management and guidance. • NICE guidelines • Audit, PDSA, user stories • NMC guidelines • Independent enquiry, supervision and self direction.
    or
    NMA-3206: Evaluating MH Practice (B) (40)
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence underpinning mental health practice in order to complete the extended essay within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the literature relevant to mental health nursing. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Ethics and research governance • Multi-disciplinary team working • Local and national safety and quality policies and legislation. • Legislation and health and social care strategies/frameworks relevant to mental health practice. • Risk assessment, management and guidance. • NICE guidelines • Audit, PDSA, user stories • NMC guidelines • Independent enquiry, supervision and self direction.

Semester 2

  • NAC-3201: Preparation for Practice
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
    or
    NAC-3202: Preparation for Practice
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
  • NMA-3201: Critical Prac in MH Nursing
    • Mental health services in relation to society • Analysis of local and national mental health policies • Incorporating user voice into practice • Supporting peer support • Promoting recovery beyond crisis • Recovery networks and colleges • Supporting capability and resilience across the lifespan • Working across a mixed economy of care • Evaluating care • Maintaining safety and risk enablement • Ethics and risk enablement across the lifespan • Co-production of care • Challenging professional asymmetry • Responding to mental health crisis • Team and multi-professional working • Prioritising workload and collaboration • Approaches to management of mental health • Dementia care mapping and service evaluation • Managing changing services • Managing therapeutic milieu • Psychopharmacology • Supporting best practice in shared decision making • Professional and interdisciplinary boundaries in practice across complex settings • Responding appropriately to poor practice • Safeguarding vulnerable groups across the lifespan • Wicked problems and waves of consequence • Development of mental health nursing services • Decarceration • Public health and healthy communities
    or
    NMA-3202: Critical Practice in MH (B)
    • Mental health services in relation to society • Analysis of local and national mental health policies • Incorporating user voice into practice • Supporting peer support • Promoting recovery beyond crisis • Recovery networks and colleges • Supporting capability and resilience across the lifespan • Working across a mixed economy of care • Evaluating care • Maintaining safety and risk enablement • Ethics and risk enablement across the lifespan • Co-production of care • Challenging professional asymmetry • Responding to mental health crisis • Team and multi-professional working • Prioritising workload and collaboration • Approaches to management of mental health • Dementia care mapping and service evaluation • Managing changing services • Managing therapeutic milieu • Psychopharmacology • Supporting best practice in shared decision making • Professional and interdisciplinary boundaries in practice across complex settings • Responding appropriately to poor practice • Safeguarding vulnerable groups across the lifespan • Wicked problems and waves of consequence • Development of mental health nursing services • Decarceration • Public health and healthy communities
  • NMA-3203: Becoming an Effective Prac
    • Current and emerging trends in assessment and treatments including advances in technology and tele-care. • National and European legislation, policy and professional guidelines which influence mental health practice e.g. dignity and diversity, health and safety, capacity; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare • Understanding mental health legislation and how it relates to care and treatment of people with mental health problems including those with complex needs - ageing, cognitive impairment, long term conditions and those approaching the end of life. • Critical knowledge of common physical and mental health problems and treatments including co-morbidity and physiological and psychological vulnerability. • Accountability and responsibility; preparing to be a registrant. • Allocation/delegation of care; The nurse’s contribution to healthcare evidence; professional development and practice • Communicating appropriately with adults, children and carers using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • Complexity of decision making • Emotional intelligence/literacy. • Using evidence based individual and group psychological and psychosocial interventions. • Inter-professional roles and working in teams, communication and relationships,; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Critiquing nursing practice in all settings through concepts such as theories of reflection (reflecting on care delivered); examine evidence base for nursing care; • Applying research/evidence to practice. • Self-awareness; e.g. own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); linking theory to practice through a reflective portfolio; • Implications of PREP and registered nurse status. • Politics of nursing; management of self and others; delegation; theories of management and teamwork; discipline; positive regard • Effective leadership skills • Change management and knowledge to action frameworks; • Implementing clinical supervision • Mental health promotion - raising awareness of mental health to other members of the multi-professional team and others working in health, social care and other services and settings. • Management of mental health care environments. • Innovations in mental health practice. • Partnerships in care. • Psychopharmacology and medicines management Key Clinical Practice skills – with application to the person with a mental health problem: • eating, drinking, nutrition and hydration • comfort and sleep • moving and positioning • continence promotion and bowel and bladder care • skin health and wound management • infection prevention and control • clinical observation, assessment, critical thinking and decision-making • symptom management, such as anxiety, anger, • pain management • risk management • medicines management
    or
    NMA-3204: Becoming an effective Prac Ban
    • Current and emerging trends in assessment and treatments including advances in technology and tele-care. • National and European legislation, policy and professional guidelines which influence mental health practice e.g. dignity and diversity, health and safety, capacity; • Moral and ethical basis of nursing healthcare • Understanding mental health legislation and how it relates to care and treatment of people with mental health problems including those with complex needs - ageing, cognitive impairment, long term conditions and those approaching the end of life. • Critical knowledge of common physical and mental health problems and treatments including co-morbidity and physiological and psychological vulnerability. • Accountability and responsibility; preparing to be a registrant. • Allocation/delegation of care; The nurse’s contribution to healthcare evidence; professional development and practice • Communicating appropriately with adults, children and carers using concepts of empathy, advocacy, dignity and respect; • Complexity of decision making • Emotional intelligence/literacy. • Using evidence based individual and group psychological and psychosocial interventions. • Inter-professional roles and working in teams, communication and relationships,; • Language and cultural awareness and sensitivity; • Critiquing nursing practice in all settings through concepts such as theories of reflection (reflecting on care delivered); examine evidence base for nursing care; • Applying research/evidence to practice. • Self-awareness; e.g. own limitations; addressing limits to one’s own knowledge (unknowns); develop CPD skills (e.g. PREP); linking theory to practice through a reflective portfolio; • Implications of PREP and registered nurse status. • Politics of nursing; management of self and others; delegation; theories of management and teamwork; discipline; positive regard • Effective leadership skills • Change management and knowledge to action frameworks; • Implementing clinical supervision • Mental health promotion - raising awareness of mental health to other members of the multi-professional team and others working in health, social care and other services and settings. • Management of mental health care environments. • Innovations in mental health practice. • Partnerships in care. • Psychopharmacology and medicines management Key Clinical Practice skills – with application to the person with a mental health problem: • eating, drinking, nutrition and hydration • comfort and sleep • moving and positioning • continence promotion and bowel and bladder care • skin health and wound management • infection prevention and control • clinical observation, assessment, critical thinking and decision-making • symptom management, such as anxiety, anger, • pain management • risk management • medicines management
  • NMA-3205: Evaluating Practice W
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence underpinning mental health practice in order to complete the extended essay within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the literature relevant to mental health nursing. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Ethics and research governance • Multi-disciplinary team working • Local and national safety and quality policies and legislation. • Legislation and health and social care strategies/frameworks relevant to mental health practice. • Risk assessment, management and guidance. • NICE guidelines • Audit, PDSA, user stories • NMC guidelines • Independent enquiry, supervision and self direction.
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    NMA-3206: Evaluating MH Practice (B)
    • Critiquing and reviewing evidence underpinning mental health practice in order to complete the extended essay within the guidelines given. • Developing skills in critical appraisal of the literature relevant to mental health nursing. • Developing advanced skills in literature searching and the use of a wide range of resources. • Ethics and research governance • Multi-disciplinary team working • Local and national safety and quality policies and legislation. • Legislation and health and social care strategies/frameworks relevant to mental health practice. • Risk assessment, management and guidance. • NICE guidelines • Audit, PDSA, user stories • NMC guidelines • Independent enquiry, supervision and self direction.