Master of Mental Health Nursing


Level of study: Postgraduate

One in two Australians will experience mental illness at some point in their life. The need for mental health nurses across all cultures and economies is escalating, and new models of care are being established to meet the specific needs of these people. The Master of Mental Health Nursing will help you develop the specialised skills and knowledge to advance your career in this challenging and rewarding area of healthcare.
What you will study
The Master of Mental Health Nursing is intended for health professionals wishing to undertake a specialist qualification in Mental Health. The main focus is on clinical practice in the area of mental health service provision.
In addition to providing foundational studies in mental health, the program also provides opportunities to study issues and topics of particular interest such as:
Talking therapies
The delivery of psycho-social and psycho-educational interventions
Mental health care for older people
Illness management and recovery
Mental health in primary care
Forensic mental health
Youth and young adult mental health
Career opportunities
Mental health nursing is as rewarding as it is challenging; your work as a mental health nurse will play a significant role in supporting and treating people who need individualised, person-centred recovery care to achieve sustainable wellness. With the Master of Mental Health Nursing, you can achieve clinical excellence and help people on their path to recovery.
Prospective career paths may include:
Clinical Mental Health Nurse
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Mental Health Nurse Researcher
Nurse Practitioner
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse

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