The role of the mental health nurse is evolving, as the mode of delivery of healthcare services in mental health has undergone major changes, both locally and internationally, in recent decades. This programme aims to enhance students' knowledge, skills and competencies in mental health promotion and care. It provides focused studies in areas/topics of contemporary mental health nursing and its related specialised and extended roles and functions.
•First local master’s programme in mental health nursing •Equipping students with the latest models of mental healthcare and psychotherapeutic skills •Preparation for students to extend roles of advanced practice mental health/psychiatric nurses •Flexible study option for students to study in either part-time or full-time mode •Optional provision of a Postgraduate Diploma as an exit award •General registered nurses with relevant work experience in mental health care are eligible to apply
Compulsory Subjects •Concepts of Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits) AND •Advanced Methods in Nursing Research (Qualitative Research) (3 credits) OR Advanced Methods in Nursing Research (Quantitative Research) (3 credits)
Core Subjects •Advanced Medication Management (3 credits) •Advanced Mental Health Assessment (3 credits) •Occupational Safety in Mental Health Care (3 credits) Elective Subjects (Choose 1-2 subjects) •Advanced Adult Psychiatric Nursing (3 credits) •Care of Older People with Mental Health Problems (3 credits) •Community Mental Health Nursing (3 credits) •Skills in Cognitive Therapy (6 credits) •Skills in Family Therapy (6 credits)
Dissertation •An individual research study (clinical research, systematic review or scientific, scholarly inquiry) to allow students to consolidate and apply their learning in practice. Each student is required to select an area/topic relevant to mental health nursing practice, education, promotion, or intervention for his/her academic inquiry or research.
Credit transfer may be applied for the same or equivalent subjects. The validity period of credits earned is up to eight years after the year of attainment.
For further information regarding admission, please contact:
The General Office, School of Nursing Tel: 2766 4369; Fax: 2364 9663; Email: [email protected]; Website: http://sn.polyu.edu.hk