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La Trobe University

  • 24% international / 76% domestic

Online Master of Mental Health Nursing

  • Masters (Coursework)

Specialise as a mental health nurse with multiple perspectives in care

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
18 months full-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Mar, Apr, Jul, Sep
Domestic Fees
$39,600 total

Study locations


What you will learn

Course outcomes: make an immediate impact in helping vulnerable populations

By graduation you'll be able to:

  • Make independent clinical judgements applying specialist skills
  • Assess clients and develop reasonable clinical plans
  • Use critical skills in problem-solving, planning and evaluation
  • Communicate effectively and sensitively with colleagues, people accessing mental health services and the public
  • Perform independently or as a team leader in mental health settings
  • Recognise ongoing learning needs and use effective learning strategies for professional practice
  • Undertake effective reflective practice, both independently and as a member or leader of teams in multidisciplinary work environments

Career pathways

Career outlook: mental health nurses are in critical demand

Across Australia, mental health nurses provide much of the direct clinical mental healthcare offered, but qualified professionals are in short supply in comparison to the demand. In 2018, the Department of Health and Human survey reported 460 vacancies in the mental health nursing workforce, with some services having more than a 20% vacancy rate.By 2030, Health Workforce Australia predicts a shortfall of nearly 19,000 mental health nurses.

Graduate outcomes

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