Mental Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing is the practice of specialised care for patients suffering mental illness, distress and disorders.
Recent mental health policy reports have emphasised the need for continued mental health workforce development in nursing.
The Mental Health Nursing specialisation is aimed at practitioners entering the field as well as those experienced in mental health nursing practice. There are courses for practitioners in their first year of practice, and for those preparing for advanced practice, and nurse practitioner roles.
Our research is broadly focused on mental health, addictions and social justice and uses co-production as a model for research. Research themes aim to create improvements to the law, policy and service delivery in mental health and addictions.
Where can Mental Health Nursing take you?
Mental Health Nursing study focuses on entry to specialty practice and clinical leadership in mental health and addiction nursing.
This specialisation in the School of Nursing focus on entry to specialty practice and clinical leadership in mental health and addiction nursing.
It also assists mental health and addiction nurses to extend their mental health addiction skills and to seek endorsement in extended scopes of practice, nurse practitioner roles and nurse prescribing.