Mental Health Nursing

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing are required to complete 24 credit points from the following core units of study:
The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing is delivered part time only.
Core units
NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5063
Managing Mental Health and Illness
6      Semester 1
NURS5064
Mental Health and Illness in Context
6      Semester 2
NURS5065
Interpersonal Mental Health Nursing
6      Semester 2

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing are required to complete 48 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study, and an additional 12 credit points of elective units of study, as follows:
Core units
NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5063
Managing Mental Health and Illness
6      Semester 1
NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5075
Expanding Practice in Mental Health
6      Semester 1
NURS5064
Mental Health and Illness in Context
6      Semester 2
NURS5065
Interpersonal Mental Health Nursing
6      Semester 2

Elective units

Students must choose two of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and also to consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2

Master of Mental Health Nursing

Students in the Master of Mental Health Nursing are required to complete 60 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study, an additional 12 credit points of elective units of study, and one capstone core unit of study, as follows:
Core units
NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5063
Managing Mental Health and Illness
6      Semester 1
NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5075
Expanding Practice in Mental Health
6      Semester 1
NURS5064
Mental Health and Illness in Context
6      Semester 2
NURS5065
Interpersonal Mental Health Nursing
6      Semester 2
Elective units
Students must choose two of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and also to consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2
Capstone core units
Students must choose one of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the above options and also to consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5078
Capstone (Workplace)
12    P 42 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NURS5080
Capstone (Research)
12    P 42 credit points and NURS5069

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NOTE: Capstones may be offered in semester 2 if there are enough candidates.
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Part time study pattern

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing are required to complete 24 credit points from the following core units of study:

Year 1 Semester 1

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5063
Managing Mental Health and Illness
6      Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

NURS5064
Mental Health and Illness in Context
6      Semester 2
NURS5065
Interpersonal Mental Health Nursing
6      Semester 2

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing are required to complete 48 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study, and an additional 12 credit points of elective units of study, as follows:

Year 1 Semester 1

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5063
Managing Mental Health and Illness
6      Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

NURS5064
Mental Health and Illness in Context
6      Semester 2
NURS5065
Interpersonal Mental Health Nursing
6      Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5075
Expanding Practice in Mental Health
6      Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

Elective units
Students must choose two of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 Capstone (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and to consult the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2

Master of Mental Health Nursing

Students in the Master of Mental Health Nursing are required to complete 60 credit points. This includes 36 credit points of core units of study, an additional 12 credit points of elective units of study, and one capstone core unit of study, as follows:

Year 1 Semester 1

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5063
Managing Mental Health and Illness
6      Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

NURS5064
Mental Health and Illness in Context
6      Semester 2
NURS5065
Interpersonal Mental Health Nursing
6      Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5075
Expanding Practice in Mental Health
6      Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

Elective units
Students must choose two of the following options. However, students who intend to undertake NURS5080 Capstone (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below and to consult the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5062
Clinical Practice and Nursing Work
6      Semester 2
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2

Year 3 Semester 1

Capstone core units
Students must choose one of the following options. Students who intend to undertake NURS5080 Capstone (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options above and also to consult the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Please request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5078
Capstone (Workplace)
12    P 42 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NURS5080
Capstone (Research)
12    P 42 credit points and NURS5069

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
NOTE: Capstones may be offered in semester 2 if there are enough candidates.