This Unit is co-requisite with Unit CNA740. In this Unit students will employ a critical reflective and problem-based learning approach to support the development of the knowledge, skill and attitudinal competencies required for effective practice as beginning level specialist practitioners in mental health nursing. Students will also keep a Clinical Journal as a portfolio of evidence of achieving the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc (ACMHN) Standards of Practice, 2010.
|Unit name||Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Practice 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mr Russell James|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate developed knowledge, skill and attitudinal competency against the nine ACMHN Standards of Practice, 2010. these standards of practice are fully outlined in your clinical portfolio.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on your own mental health nursing practice in the interests of your own emancipation, enlightenment and empowerment as a mental health nurse practitioner.
- Apply your knowledge of the nursing process, evidenced-based practice and problem-solving skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for a hypothetical client case scenario.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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|Assessment||Clinical Portfolio (10%)|Problem-based Learning (40%)|Practice Critique (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Herecelinskyj, G., & Alexander, L. 2020, Mental Health Nursing: Applying Theory to Practice, Cengage, Australia.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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