One purpose of the Mental Health Nursing Program is to facilitate the growth and development of nurses who have undertaken to study this specialty at a postgraduate diploma level to be intellectually active practitioners and promote evidence led practice for the benefit of individuals with a mental health problem. The students are prepared to assist individuals with a mental health problem to cope with life and regain their individuality, independence and self-esteem. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of a safe practice on mental health nursing through a shortened fast-track study methodology to produce a reflective and informed mental health nurse practitioner who will utilize research findings and evidence to enhance quality care of individuals in hospital and community settings. In addition to developing skills for a higher level of practice, MHN provides leadership and directions required in this emerging branch of study in the sultanate

  • Objective 1

    Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Objective 2

  • Objective 3

    1. Create nursing diagnosis, assessments planning, implementing, evaluating for mental health patients to meet physiological, social and psychological needs and evaluate holistic care and deliver intelligent care with compassion

  • Objective 4

    2. Negotiate and is able to offer the employer an enhanced capability in leadership, innovation and research such that they can envision, influence and transform nursing practice

  • Objective 5

    3. Respond effectively in complex and unpredictable situations and maintain a therapeutic environment in which a patient can be seen to be relaxed and comfortable.

  • Objective 6

    4. Demonstrate capability in engaging in critical thinking and reflective practice and sound interpersonal skills and commitment to self development with peers and the caring team with identified staff development needs.

  • Objective 7

    5. Critically review literature and propose changes based on best available evidence and demonstrate leadership skills and insight in advancing the profession and assume responsibility for own action.

  • Objective 8

    6. Analyze Legal and Ethical Issues and explore critical issues, and trends. Further, to recognize opportunities for improvement and be innovative and responsive to changing needs of the population in areas relevant to Mental Health in the Sultanate.

  • Objective 9

    7. Engage in educating patients, families regarding mental health issues and promote mental health in the community

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing - 2018
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing - 2020
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing - 2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing - 2017
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing - 2022