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Master of  Mental Health Nursing

Program code: 5509

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

The Master of Mental Health Nursing will broaden the scope of your nursing practice in just 18 months.

  • The Master of Mental Health Nursing provides an advanced understanding of the theories, legislation, ethics, policies and standards that underpin the practice of contemporary mental health nursing.
  • Study the theories and models that inform mental health nursing, including knowledge of specific conditions. Develop practical skills that promote safe nursing practice and management of risk in a clinical setting.
  • Learn about health research, and how evidence can support your clinical practice. Gain a comprehensive understanding of a variety of evidence-based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin these practices.
  • Undertake both structured and independent learning assignments, with the option of completing your own research project, extending your knowledge of research methods, or studying epidemiology.

Mental heath nurses connect with individuals, families and communities to positively confront the challenges of mental health conditions.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work is home to experienced mental health practitioners and researchers. Our academics also scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means our research is internationally significant.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Flexible study options

    The majority of the courses in this program are delivered in online study modules and discussion groups. You can also choose to complete practical placements at your current place of work. Check with the School for details.

  • Why study

    Personal attention

    Course materials are designed for self-paced learning. They include a program of reading and regular activities and tasks that integrate readings into nursing practice. The program lead provides additional support as you need it either in person, by Zoom, or by telephone.

  • Professional membership

    Professional recognition

    Graduates may be eligible for membership with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

Career outcomes

Graduates typically work across the public and private sectors in various hospitals, health services, community organisations, and agencies – or anywhere that requires specialist mental health nurses. These include:

  • community
  • inpatient
  • consultation liaison
  • acute care
  • forensic mental health
  • leadership roles.

Many graduates choose to progress into a Research Higher Degree – a Master of Philosophy or a PhD – where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

Summary

  • Program code
    5509
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

Other OET - A minimum grade of B for each sub skill (L,S,R,W).

BEP is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Mental Health Nursing will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Home Affairs, or contact UQ International for more information.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Mental Health Nursing are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Mental Health Nursing. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students will undertake approximately 200 hours of supervised clinical practice. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting. Supervised practice will occur within the student's work setting in mental health and support you in developing specialist mental health nursing skills.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $33,376
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Mental Health Nursing for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Master of Mental Health Nursing can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Mental Health Nursing is 5509. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Mental Health Nursing will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

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Additional application information

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Mental Health Nursing is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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