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AUT Advanced Nursing in Mental Health Course 2nd Semester 2012

Advanced Nursing in Mental Health: Postgraduate study

AUT’s Nursing mental health stream has been developed to assist Nurses nationally to improve consumer/tangata whai ora care in the diverse field of mental health.

This qualification provides you the skills to develop advanced mental health and physical health knowledge, clinical reasoning and practice skills, alongside an opportunity for you to specialise in one of 4 areas; Addictions, Talking Therapies, Recovery/Rehabilitation and Leadership & Management

After completing the Mental Health stream within the MHSc (Advanced Nursing Practice), you can choose to further your studies and complete our Nurse Practitioner programme with or without prescribing.

This qualification will suit Nurses who are currently in practice  and wish to advance their career in mental health.  We offer you a range of study options, that include: on campus and online methods of delivery.

The first paper in this stream will be offered next semester in both Auckland and Wellington. Science for Advanced Practice (589661) 30 Points

Paper Leader: Georgina Casey RGON, BSc (Anatomy & Physiology). PGDipSci (Anatomy), MPhil (Nursing), DipTeach (Tertiary).

Georgina co-ordinates the postgraduate science paper as well as assisting in the delivery of the post-graduate pharmacology papers and undergraduate papers in pharmacology, pathophysiology and nursing. Her clinical background is in general medicine and care of the elderly. Georgina is passionate about promoting the role of science in nursing practice.

Teaching style, dates and location details

This paper involves two days of face to face teaching in semester 2, 2012. Students use on-campus and collaborative online learning opportunities to develop their understanding of human biological sciences in health and during abnormal function. This knowledge is applied to health conditions encountered in the students’ areas of advanced practice. Teaching dates include:

  • Auckland, AUT University North Shore Campus, Friday 13th July and Friday 21st September 2012 (9am to 4pm)


  • Wellington, Weltec City Campus, Monday 16th July and Monday 24th September 2012 (9am to 4pm)

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