Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

External

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health Nursing.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

External

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health Nursing.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English Proficiency

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

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Mental Health Nursing?

Mental health nursing is a rewarding career where you can make a positive difference to the lives of patients and their families. Mental health nurses are in high demand in a variety of fields within the mental health sector. This program will prepare students for specialist practice in the area of mental health nursing. It will develop a student's knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health nursing practice. The program is taught by highly experienced and internationally-recognised practitioners and researchers.

The Master of Mental Health Nursing is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the theories, legislation, policies and standards that underpin mental health nursing. Students will develop practical skills that promote safe nursing practice and management of risk in a clinical setting.

What you can study

Students will experience a variety of evidence-based interventions as well as develop a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin these practices. Students can undertake both structured and independent learning assignments and study in a flexible environment that respects concurrent professional commitments. The program is designed to provide self-paced structured learning and includes both a program of reading and tasks designed to integrate reading into practice.

Two courses within the program will require attendance on campus for a brief period of time.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health Nursing.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

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

Additional application information

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

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

Additional application requirements

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English proficiency

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

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Mental Health Nursing

Careers

As a registered mental health nurse you may treat patients in a hospital, nursing home or in the community.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Mental Health Nursing

To complete the Master of Mental Health Nursing, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must obtain #24 from the MMHNurs Program list.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health Nursing.

Program Rules for the Master of Mental Health Nursing