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Mental Health Nursing Practicum

NURS 3557

This practicum experience provides you with an opportunity to apply and synthesize mental health nursing principles, theories and interventions studied in the theory courses. Upon completion, you will be prepared to assess, provide and evaluate interventions for, and advocate for mental health clients in a variety of institutional and community settings.



Please visit our Field Placement webpage for details about field placement, deadlines, paperwork requirements, frequently asked questions and how to get activated in DC Connect in order to submit your required paperwork.

Please contact the Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning Placement Officer at pplplacements@durhamcollege.ca at least two terms (6-8 months) in advance of the term you are hoping to complete the placement for this program.


  • Winter - None required


  • NURS 1556 Mental Health Nursing, Introduction
  • And NURS 2556 Crisis Intervention in Mental Health Nursing
  • And NURS 2557 Issues & Ethics in Mental Health Nursing
  • And NURS 2558 Therapeutic Techniques & Group Therapy
  • And (NURS 1557 Interprofessional Psychogeriatric Best Practices
  • Or NURS 2566 Special Topics in Mental Health Nursing )

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CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
Delivery Method
Instructor Fee Availability
11610January 12, 2021 to April 20, 202112:00 am - 12:01 am80Distance EducationSandra Irvine$310.00
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