Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing
School of Nursing
The Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing is designed for Registered Nurses who are already practising in the speciality area of Mental Health and want to upskill or take their career to the next level. It is also suited to those nurses who want to move into the field of Mental Health Nursing. The program has been developed by experts in the field and successful completion of this diploma allows graduates to specialise as a Mental Health Nurse in Australia.
Why study this program?
This program offers students the opportunity to develop an in-depth appreciation of the socio-political issues involved in the delivery of health care and the important role of evidence-based practice in providing mental health care.
Students will gain a comprehensive introduction to the core principals of advanced health and risk assessments, as well as an understanding of the psychosocial, therapeutic and pharmacological interventions available in the field of mental health care. They will also have the opportunity to explore the strategies of individual, family and group therapeutic interventions used to improve the health outcomes for an individual with mental health concerns.
This program is positioned within a complex health arena, wherein individuals with a mental health concern and their carers play a central role in the delivery of health care.
Core Curriculum course:
Six compulsory courses:
- NURS6008 Contextualising Mental Health Nursing
- NURS6009 Mental Health Nursing Therapies
- NURS4000 Advanced Health Assessment
- NURS4006 Evidence Based Practice and Research
- NURS6010 Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing
- NURS6011 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health Nursing
One course from the Electives listed below:
- NURS6012 Advanced Pharmacology in Mental Health
- NURS6013 Forensic Mental Health
- NURS6014 Law and Mental Health Nursing
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.
Applicants to the Program are required to have:
- Current AHPRA registration to practise as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) within Australia.
- A Bachelor Degree in Nursing from a recognised tertiary institution, or a qualification to practice as a Registered Nurse, or equivalent.
- Completed the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing or the equivalent.
Fees and costs
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