Mental Health Nursing

Develop the skills and attributes needed to provide complex care to patients facing mental health conditions and move towards a leadership position in this exciting field.

This program, offered as a master's degree, graduate diploma, or a graduate certificate, is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a leader in mental health nursing.

Why study mental health nursing?

Around 45% of Australians will experience a mental illness during adolescence or adulthood. Led by clinical and research experts, you will acquire the skills required to play a critical role in supporting individuals and their carers, and lead the way in the prevention, planning and delivery of mental health care.

With mental health nurses employed across hospitals, in patient and community settings, and in independent practices, you will be recognised as having advanced knowledge in mental health nursing and possess the expertise to become a clinical leader.

Who should study this program?

Our mental health nursing program is designed for registered nurses working in the field who are looking to build the professional practice capabilities needed for leadership in mental health nursing.

Why study at Sydney Nursing School?

  • The University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia for graduate employability* and ninth internationally in nursing.**
  • Be taught by experts in mental health nursing.
  • Benefit from face-to-face learning and collaboration with your peers.
  • Choose how to fit study into your life with full-time and part-time options, as well as self-paced online study for some components of the program.

* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017.
** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Course options

Application dates

Applications are now open and will close on:

  • 31 January 2018 for international students.
  • 20 February 2018 for domestic students.

Next steps: Course details and planning your study

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