Mental Health Nursing (academic course)

Expert care for special needs

The course offers the opportunity to specialise in the field of psychiatric nursing. As part of this course, you will learn all the skills required to provide professional support to patients of all age groups in the special field of psychiatric nursing. This includes empathy and social skills as well as requirements such as practical experience and academic work.

Form of study: part-time
Number of student places per year/Jahr: 30
Duration: 3 semesters 
Locations: FH Salzburg (Urstein Campus/Wissenspark), Bildungszentrum der Salzburger Landeskiniken
Successful completion: "Academic expert in psychiatric nursing" (Zertifikat "Akademische*r Expert*in in der Psychiatrischen Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege")
Cost: 7.200 Euro (3 semesters) + Euro 21.20 student union fee per semester
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Why should I apply for an academic course in psychiatric nursing?

Knowledge of academic work is essential for working as a professional in the field of psychiatric nursing. Graduates will have recourse to well-founded training and will be well prepared to face the specific tasks in this specialist field of psychiatric nursing.

Topics covered include:

  • Caring for the mentally ill
  • Caring for people with disabilities
  • Caring for patients with neurological pathologies
  • Gerontological psychiatry
  • Caring for elderly patients and patients with multi-morbidities
  • Specific legal frameworks

After successful completion of the course, you will be able to apply for a professional permit to work in psychiatric nursing.