M.Sc. Psychiatric Nursing (Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing) is a Post Graduation course which aims the candidates willing to become Psychiatric Health Nurses (PHNs).
They learn to treat psychiatric disorders in patients.
The course provides the knowledge about all the ethical skills which are required to work in the field of mental health facilities.
Due to our life style, the mental stress is increasing gradually and thus the requirement of these professionals is also increasing day by day.
This course specifically focuses on the mental illness of all age groups and teaches about schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, dementia, depressions, etc.
Candidates get an opportunity to learn through dual diagnosis, psycho-educational and psycho-social interventions, illness management etc.
Candidates holding bachelor degree in Nursing or any other equivalent course from recognized and reputed institutes are eligible for this course. The minimum qualifying marks should be 50% or more. Some institutes may demand a Registered Nurse (RN) license for this course.
For admission, interested candidates need to fill and submit the application form enclosed with all other required documents before last date. The admission can be direct on first come first serve basis, can be on merit basis and some reputed institutes may also conduct their entrance test to short list the candidates f admission.
The duration for this course is 2 years.
Further Study options
After completion of this course, if a candidate wants to study further, he or she can have specialization in other related courses like Forensics, Geropsychiatric Nursing, Substance Abuse, etc. Post graduation courses as well as short duration courses are available in these subjects and candidates can choose as per their interest and suitability.
The course starts with basic topics like Nursing Education, Nursing Management, Psychiatric Nursing, etc. The later part of the course teaches about Advanced Nursing Practice, Clinical Specialty, Nursing Research and Statistics, Medical Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing and other related topics.
The course also includes a short term project named as dissertation during which candidates learn through case studies.
As the course is related to nursing, these candidates are ideal for working in NHS trusts, Hospitals, charities and voluntary organizations, NGOs, nursing agencies, private healthcare organizations, community and health centers, etc.
They can also join institutes for teaching.
The main designations available for these candidates are Psychiatric Nurse, Clinical Psychologist, junior occupational Therapist, lecturer, etc.
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