Undergraduate
Actuarial & Financial Studies BAFS Mental Health Nursing

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This four-year programme, offered in partnership with the Health Service Executive West, leads to the award of Bachelor of Nursing Science (Psychiatric) and eligibility for registration in the Psychiatric Division of the Nurses’ Register, maintained by An Bord Altranais, the nursing profession’s regulatory body.

Psychiatric Nursing aims to assist in the recovery of people experiencing mental health issues and to promote mental health and well-being. At the heart of psychiatric nursing is the development of therapeutic relationships, engaging with patients, their carers and their families.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

30

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 23,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Graduates of the Psychiatric Nursing degree programme will be in a position to work in a variety of settings, including: In-patient mental health services, Community mental health services, Child and adolescent services, Voluntary organisations
  • Psychiatric Nursing aims to assist in the recovery of people experiencing mental health issues and to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science), and any two other subjects recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

All successful applicants who are offered places on the degree programme will be required to have medical screening and Garda vetting: this will include medical assessment, screening and, if necessary, vaccination prior to the first clinical placement, in accordance with the policies of NUI Galway and the HSE West/Northwest Hospitals Group.

Career Prospects


Graduates of the Psychiatric Nursing degree programme will be in a position to work in a variety of settings, including:
• In-patient mental health services
• Community mental health services
• Child and adolescent services
• Voluntary organisations
• Recovery and rehabilitation services
• Services for older people
• Substance misuse treatment services
• Primary mental health care

Notes


Work Placements: Students undertake a 36-week clinical internship in semester two of year four. Clinical practice modules require students to complete clinical placements within the Health Service Executive West region. While on clinical placements, students will be supervised by an appropriately trained nurse. In accordance with An Bord Altranais regulations, the total requirements of the programme are 144 weeks clinical placement. During the clinical internship period, students are paid a salary.