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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Master of Mental Health Nursing

  • Masters (Coursework)

Deliver better outcomes. Our Master of Mental Health Nursing is developed against the latest mental health industry standards as set by the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing (ACMHN).

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years part-time
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, Apr, Jul, Sep, Nov
Domestic Fees
$28,080 total
International Fees
$28,080 total

About this course

Be a mental health expert.Deliver better outcomes.

Our Master of Mental Health Nursing is developed against the latest mental health industry standards as set by the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing (ACMHN). You can use your qualification upon completion as part of the pathway to becoming a credentialed mental health nurse. When you study your mental health nursing course online, you will be learning from highly-skilled, clinically active mental health academics. Our degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to forge a successful career as a mental health nurse, ensuring you are prepared to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the healthcare industry.

Studying your mental health nursing degree online will give you advanced knowledge to help people with a lived experience of mental illness. With one in six Australians currently experiencing depression or anxiety or both, and support-seeking rapidly growing, there is a great need for highly qualified mental health professionals.

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry into the Master of Mental Health Nursing, all applicants must:

  • Be a Registered Nurse (Division 1) and have access to mental health nurse practice or to mental health nurse practitioners during their course of study, and;
  • Be proficient in English.


If you are not a registered nurse, you could also be eligible for the Master of Mental Health degree. Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

We may recognise and grant credit for past education, qualifications and/or work experience in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.

Find out more about applying for advanced standing.

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

Holistic mental health treatment

Gain the skills to be well-rounded mental health professional with the ability to work in a variety of mental health roles.

Contemporary mental health focus

Learn from clinically active academics and gain a contemporary understanding of emerging trends in mental health care.

Develop an evidence-based practice

Develop skills through evidence-based theories and knowledge that can be applied immediately in practice or hospital setting.

Career pathways

  • Registered Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Case Worker
  • Triage and Liasion Clinician
  • Acute Mental Health Nurse
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Midwife
  • Health Services Manager
  • School Nurse