Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

School of Nursing

Developed by leading experts in the field of Mental Health Nursing, this graduate certificate offers Registered Nurses (Div 1) the opportunity to develop foundational skills and knowledge in mental illness and mental health care. Successful completion of this certificate allows graduates to progress to a Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing and is the first step towards specialising as a Mental Health Nurse in Australia.

  • Why study this program?

    The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing provides Registered Nurses (Div 1) a stepping stone to enhance their career opportunities and progress to further postgraduate studies, leading to specialised credentialing as a Mental Health Nurse in Australia. Notre Dame’s School of Nursing is committed to the provision of excellent nursing care and this program will build on a student’s knowledge and skills in the area of mental health nursing, as well as advance their capability in performing person-centred clinical health assessments. It also offers students the opportunity to network with mental health academics and expert mental health clinicians.

  • Program summary

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants are required to have a:

    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (Div 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
    • Offshore shore International students must have an equivalent qualification and be equivalent to a Registered Nurse (Div 1).
  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees please visit the Fees page.

  • More Information

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