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SCU Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing
SCU Online's Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing has been developed in consultation with passionate mental health nursing providers with a wealth of clinical experience. The course is accredited under the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).
How Do I Become a Mental Health Nurse in AU?
A Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing will help you become a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (CMHN), which is the most common and well known type of mental health nurse in Australia. A CMHN is a registered nurse with specialist experience and education who provides care and treatment to patients with psychological issues.
To become a CMHN, you need to follow this pathway: obtain a Bachelor of Nursing, become a registered nurse, gain relevant nursing experience, complete an accredited grad dip or master's in mental health nursing, and apply to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) for credentialing.
The ACMHN-endorsed Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing is an 8-subject postgraduate course that is available for part-time online study. Students need access to mental health practice while studying. The program is designed to enhance your nursing practice and build your understanding of how to effectively respond to people experiencing psychological issues. You can apply to become a CMHN after graduating.