Mental Health Nursing


This specialisation is aimed at practitioners entering mental health nursing, and 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.


Areas of study

 Courses in Mental Health Nursing:

  • NURSING 774 - Nursing People in Acute Mental Health Crisis
  • NURSING 776 - Assessment and Clinical Decision Making in MHN
  • NURSING 777 - Advanced Mental Health Nursing in its Social Context
  • NURSING 781 - Psychological Interventions in Nursing and Health Care
  • NURSING 786 - Contemporary Mental Health and Addictions

You can study Mental Health Nursing in the following programmes:

Career opportunities

Recent mental health policy reports have emphasised the need for continued mental health workforce development in nursing. Programmes in the School of Nursing focus on entry to specialty practice and clinical leadership in mental health and addiction nursing. Programmes assist mental health and addiction nurses to extend their mental health addiction skills and in seeking endorsement in extended scopes of practice, nurse practitioner roles and nurse prescribing.

More information

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Mental Health Nursing

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Mental Health Nursing

Postgraduate Study at the School of Nursing