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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing


This course is designed to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, expertise and competencies for advanced practice in mental health nursing.

The course is designed to prepare mental health nurses who:

•have the knowledge, skills and understandings to practise safely and competently in a variety of mental health care settings
•demonstrate an understanding of the experience of the consumer and the ability to work in collaboration with consumers in their care
•have the capacity to work effectively as members of a multidisciplinary team
•critically examine and appraise their own practice and develop and modify their approaches as necessary
•actively contribute to the professional development of others
•value research processes in their day-to-day practice
•are committed to the development of the discipline of mental health nursing.

Registered nurses wanting to develop and extend their knowledge of mental health nursing practice find this course an effective means of professional and personal development.

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible. Applicants must hold a current Authority to Practise, or be a registered nurse in their own country or place of residence and hold a current Authority to Practise. Applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience. Students' current nursing/midwifery registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners at: Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

This course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis. Subjects are offered via on-campus study days and online learning. Part-time study is usually undertaken at a rate of two subjects a semester. The normal attendance is four or five days on-campus spread over the semester.

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Graduate Certificate In Mental Health Nursing
Organisation Name University of Technology, Sydney
Course Venue Kuring-gai campus
Qualification Level Post Grad
Course Category Nursing
Course Duration 1 year part-time
Study Type Full-time,Part-time
Delivery Online and Classroom

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

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