The University of Melbourne

Master of Advanced Nursing Practice - Mental Health

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health) allows graduate masters-prepared nurses to assume a major responsibility in developing new professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to mental health nursing practice.


  • 150 credit points course offered in streams: Domestic stream 1: Coursework: 9 core subjects at 12.5 points each
  • 1 elective (12.5 points)
  • 1 capstone (25 points). Stream 2: Minor Thesis 6 core subjects at 12.5 points each
  • 1 selective capstone (25 points) Minor Thesis (2 x 25 points). International stream 1: 8 core subjects at 12.5 points each
  • 2 x 12.5 point elective
  • 1 x 25 point capstone. Stream 2 (minor thesis) 5 core subjects at 12.5 points each
  • 1 x 12.5 points (Elective) + 1 x 25 points (selective capstone) + 2 x 25 points (minor thesis).


  • Specialist Mental Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Assessment in Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Consumer Perspective: Theory and Practice
  • Pharmacology for Health Professionals
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • A Master of Nursing Science, or a Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent)
  • At least once year of documented clinical experience as a registered nurse working in the mental healthcare service within the preceding five years from the time of application
  • A postgraduate qualification in Nursing, specialising in Mental Health, or equivalent.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $31,769
International: $31,769

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