Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
One in two Australians will experience mental illness at some point in their life. As mental health is a growing health care and social issue across all cultures and economies, mental health expertise is continuing to develop, and new models of care are being established to meet the specific needs of these patients.
The Master of Mental Health Nursing will help you develop the specialised skills and knowledge to advance your career in this challenging and rewarding area of healthcare.
To deliver purposeful contemporary therapies in mental health you need to be a highly-specialised clinical practitioner with unique skills in person-centered models of care. The University of Newcastle's approach is one of distinction and excellence, equipping our graduates with specialised knowledge, developed through your ongoing engagement with expert mental health clinicians throughout your studies.
The Master of Mental Health Nursing places emphasis on the foundation principles in mental health nursing, and will also on strengthen your specialised clinical practice in areas like:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Mental health nursing is as rewarding as it is challenging; your work as a mental health nurse will play a significant role in supporting and treating people who need individualised, person recovery-centred care to achieve sustainable wellness. With the Master of Mental Health Nursing under your belt, you can achieve clinical excellence and help people on their path to recovery.
Prospective career paths may include: