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Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

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The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing is designed for registered nurses working in mental health settings.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
GNMEHNUR2000, 068772E
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year / $6,566 total
International Fees
$37,500 per year / $37,500 total

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing is designed for registered nurses working in mental health settings. This course focuses on current clinical issues in mental health, as well as therapeutic skills and role development.

You will learn how to deal with a range of conditions across the variety of health care environments in which clients present with mental illnesses, mental disorders and psychological distress seeking specialist assessment and treatment. This programs provides registered nurses with the skills and attributes necessary to provide sophisticated, complex care to patients facing mental health conditions. It is designed for nurses who already have some experience of the mental health environment.

Completion of the graduate diploma program can be used as credit towards a master's degree in the discipline or a pathway into the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Important information
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in nursing.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the inherent requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification

Study locations

Mallett Street

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