CAO Code LY918
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Psychiatric Nursing

4 years  /    Level 8  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychiatric Nursing is a four year course that will prepare you for a fulfilling career in mental health and associated fields. It’s a fascinating and rewarding career in every regard.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory 5 7
Introduction to Social & Behavioural Sciences for Nursing Mandatory 5 6
Professional Nursing Studies 1 Mandatory 5 7
Nursing Theory and Practice 1 Mandatory 10 13
2 Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory 5 7
Lifespan Psychology & Societal Influences Relating to Nursing Mandatory 5 6
Professional Nursing Studies 2 Mandatory 5 6
Nursing Theory and Practice 2 Mandatory 10 13
General Nursing Practice 1 Mandatory 10 35
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Promoting Health and Well-Being Mandatory 5 5
Professional Nursing Studies 3 Mandatory 5 6
Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory 5 6
Mental Health Care & Recovery Mandatory 15 17
4 Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory 5 7
Principles and Practice of Mental Health Nursing Mandatory 10 11
Mental Health Nursing Practice 2 Mandatory 5 35
Evidence Based Practice Mandatory 5 6
Social Science Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Mandatory 5 5
General Nursing Practice 2 Mandatory 5 35
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
5 Mental Health Nursing Practice 3 Mandatory 30 35
6 Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory 5 7
A Lifespan Approach & Resources for Healthy Living Mandatory 15 17
Individual and Collective Well-being Mandatory 5 10
Leadership & Management in Nursing Mandatory 5 6
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
7 Research in Practice Mandatory 5 6
Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory 5 7
Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Mandatory 10 10
Development of the Skilled Practitioner Mandatory 5 6
Mental Health Nursing Practice 4 Mandatory 5 35
8 Mental Health Nursing – Internship Mandatory 30 39

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Master degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186303

Head of Department Dr Louise McBride
Email: nursingandhealthstudies@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186308

School and Department
School of Science
Department of Nursing & Health Studies