Mental Health Nursing - An Introduction - PDC54241




2 hours

This online Short Course introduces concepts that will assist you to develop an understanding of the nursing care of people with mental health problems or conditions. The course is broad in its content. It explores historical aspects of mental health, symptomatology and diagnosis, relationship building and a look at you - the 'person' in the nurse. It also covers the Recovery Model and the important perspectives from consumers or service users which will assist you in your understanding of mental health care delivery.

The fee for this short course will be $45.00.

Standard Course Structure

Duration: 2 hours
  1. Briefly, outline the history of mental health
  2. Compare the historical and contemporary mental health models
  3. Outline the recovery approach
  4. Compare psychotic and affective disorders, personality and anxiety disorders
  5. Identify key elements of a mental health assessment
  6. Recognise the benefits of person-centred care
  7. Explore the settings and role of mental health nurse practitioners.


Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

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