Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

NURSPRAC 718 - Contemporary Mental Health and Addictions Nursing Practice

30 Points

Semester 2

Grafton, Waikato, Otago


Explores contemporary mental health and addictions nursing practice from both socio-political and practice-skills perspectives. Focuses on developing awareness of the unique mental health and addictions context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the cultural and values based practices and policies which have emerged. Builds on foundational therapeutic and interpersonal skills and develops knowledge and skills in contemporary, evidence-based mental health and addictions nursing interventions.


Restriction: NURSING 786 

Course information

A clinically focused course which focuses on contemporary mental health nursing knowledge and practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It integrates theoretical and social concepts with clinical practice, using classroom teaching and clinical preceptorship.

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