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Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing Practice

      Where will this take me?

      Overview

      Who the course is for

      The Department of Nursing at the Melbourne School of Health Sciences has prioritised the development of a mental health nursing curriculum to support workforce demands and lead postgraduate mental health nursing. This course is for current AHPRA registered nurses looking to specialise in mental health nursing.

      Career outcomes

      Students of this course will benefit from the strong links with health services held by the Department of Nursing at the Melbourne School of Health Sciences. The school is committed to preparing specialist mental health nurses who play an important role in providing care for consumers and their families.

      Delivered 100% online, this unique course gives students the opportunity to focus on specialities in aged mental health, first episode psychosis, child or youth mental health, or acute/adult mental health nursing. It’s relevant to current practice and prepares you for a fulfilling career as a specialist mental health nurse.

      Further study

      Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing Practice have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice midway through the graduate diploma (pending academic results).