Mental Health nursing is a rewarding profession which allows its practitioners to establish strong therapeutic relationships with their clients. Mental Health nurses support people who could be suffering from a wide range of conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, clinical depression or self-harming.
Our mental health nursing students are provided with every opportunity to achieve the competencies required by the NMC. They are offered a vibrant, thought-provoking and challenging academic course coupled with a wide range of practice learning experiences.
This Masters-level module is the first of its kind in Scotland. It reflects the growing recognition of the need for training, skills development and heightening awareness in the field of psychological trauma.
The development of recent guidelines and recommendations from such influential bodies as NICE, World Health Organization, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Government in addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or trauma related clinical presentations provides context to the unit in political, health terms, nationally and globally.
This enables this module to:
The concept of exposure to a traumatic event(s) is now recognised as a contributing factor to the development of a variety of mental health conditions. It is not confined to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.