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Mental Health Nursing, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Online
Turn your passion for mental health nursing into a career specialisation with this contemporary online course offered by Southern Cross University, the first in Australia to be directly constructed from the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing’s National Framework for Postgraduate Studies in Mental Health Nursing 

About

This new course offered at Southern Cross University responds to contemporary Mental Health Nursing research and policy and has been designed with the input of leading clinical and academic mental health nurses as well as consumers. It reflects the growing understanding that mental health nurses can provide specialist intervention in mental health teams across diverse settings.

Undertaking this course will enhance your clinical capabilities and theoretical knowledge of both current and future mental health nursing practice, for the benefit of mental health consumers, your professional discipline and yourself.

Each unit runs for seven weeks with six study periods per year and the course is offered exclusively online.

Career

This course offers the opportunity to expand and refresh your current careers, enter into a mental health nursing career or advance within the mental health nursing profession. 

Those graduates reaching the Graduate Diploma exit point of the Masters, and who hold registration as a Registered Nurse, can use this qualification as part of their application to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses for credentialed Mental Health Nurse status, the only specialist award for the discipline. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Contemporary Mental Health
  • Mental Health Across the Lifespan
  • Acute Mental Health
  • Physical Health Care in Mental Health
  • Supporting Behaviour Change in Mental Health Contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree [suggest linking to policy], plus specific requirements as indicated in the course structure tab. Students are required to have a degree considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Students without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted to a Graduate Diploma or Masters.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    2970 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2970 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee is considered on a "per unit" basis.

Funding

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