Master of Mental Health Nursing – University of Queensland




Advance your nursing career with the Master of Mental Health Nursing at The University of Queensland. Learn from world class teachers, and a university ranked 9 globally for Nursing, with this full or part time degree designed to cater to your work schedule.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for nurses currently working in mental health, with programs due to commence in August 2020. Applications close 10 July 2020.

About the Master of Mental Health Nursing

Develop the professional skills to succeed in contemporary mental health nursing practice, and enjoy a rewarding career making a positive difference to the lives of patients, families and carers.

This program is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the theories, legislation, policies and standards that underpin specialist mental health care. Through your studies and supervised practice, you’ll develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to succeed as a mental health nurse in contemporary practice.

You’ll develop practical skills that promote safe nursing practice and management of risk in a clinical setting. You’ll also gain a comprehensive understanding of a variety of evidence-based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin these practices.

You’ll study in a flexible environment that respects your professional commitments. The program is structured so you can work at your own pace and includes both a program of reading and practical tasks designed to put the theory into practice. Through the program, you’ll complete 200 hours of supervised clinical practice, which will occur within your work setting in mental health and support you in developing specialist mental health nursing skills.

Program highlights

  • Learn from experienced health practitioners and academics, known for their internationally significant research.
  • Enjoy flexible study options, including online coursework, peer collaboration and program staff support.
  • Choose to complete practical placements at your current place of work.

Commonwealth Supported Places

A number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) have been allocated for this program, making it more affordable for nurses working in mental health who want to upgrade their qualifications and progress their career.

Program start date:

August 2020

Application closing dates:

Applications for CSP funded positions must be received by 10 July 2020.

If there are remaining CSP places available after 10 July you may be considered for a CSP place.

If no CSP places are available, but you meet the program’s entry requirements, you may still complete the program without CSP support as a full fee-paying student.

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