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University of Wollongong (UOW)

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Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

  • Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing is a focused, clinically-based course designed for a practitioner commencing the specialty of mental health nursing.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
2603, 083843C
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$26,496 per year / $26,496 total

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing is a focused, clinically-based course designed for a practitioner commencing the specialty of mental health nursing. It combines theoretical aspects of mental health to develop and refine clinical skills and interventions. This course may assist registered nurses in their application to be a credentialed mental health nurse by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).

This degree addresses the priorities established in the National Mental Health Plan, namely: mental health promotion and prevention; partnership; and quality and effectiveness of service delivery.

The teaching focuses on evidence-based practice and reflects developments in mental health service delivery locally, nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in Nursing of at least three years' duration from a recognised tertiary institution, or a qualification to practise as a Registered Nurse or equivalent.

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

Wollongong

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at University of Wollongong (UOW).
85%
Overall satisfaction
91.2%
Skill scale
77%
Teaching scale
84.6%
Employed full-time