Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing addresses the priorities established in the National Mental Health Plan, namely: mental health promotion and prevention; partnership; and quality and effectiveness of service delivery. The teaching focuses on evidence-based practice and reflects developments in mental health service delivery locally, nationally and internationally.
Practitioners commencing the specialty of mental health nursing
24 credit points of coursework
- Essential Skills for Health Researchers
- Legal and Professional Issues
- Philosophies of Mental Health Care
- Reflection For Practice
Standard entry requirements
A Bachelor degree in Nursing of at least three years' duration from a recognised tertiary institution, or a qualification to practise as a Registered Nurse or equivalent. Students must have at least 2 years' experience or be currently employed in a mental health setting.
This program articulates into the Master of Nursing (Mental Health) with 24 credit points of advanced standing.
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In order to attend workplace experience, students must meet NSW Health Department requirements in regard to Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases