Hauora ā Hinengaro Nursing Practice: Mental Health

    Course details

    • Code: NURS.7115
    • Fee: $1,710*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • EFTS: 0.250
    • Subject: Nursing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)January
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tauranga (Windermere)
Pre-requisiteNURS.6219, NURS.6315, NURS.6316, NURS.6317
Related programmes Bachelor of Nursing;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to integrate advanced nursing knowledge and practices in the facilitation of safe, evidence based, nursing care of people with altered psychological patterns. The focus is on partnership and empowerment of individuals and whānau/family in the mental health setting.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and debate the aetiology and presentation of individuals experiencing major mental illness, and discuss the impact of this on individuals, whānau family, iwi and communities through the life span.
  2. Integrate nursing management strategies to effect therapeutic communication of individuals experiencing altered psychological states.
  3. Use evidence based practice to formulate a comprehensive client/patient /tangata Whaiora centred collaborative plan of care, integrating a; comprehensive mental health assessment; multi-disciplinary approach; health education/promotion vision; treatment and; recovery focus.
  4. Appraise and debate mental health and addiction services as they relate to the provision of care for Māori and all others within Aotearoa New Zealand health context.
  5. Apply analytical nursing care, related to a mental health setting at the required level as determined by NCNZ competencies.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017