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Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing aims to prepare registered nurses to practise in a variety of rural and remote settings to meet the mental health needs of a diversity of clients.

Graduates of the course will be able to work primarily as an independent practitioner within a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary environment.

Practical experience

There is a practical skills component to subjects NRS408 and NRS409. Initial competence in requisite client assessment and nursing skills will be achieved in the residential school that is held for each subject. 

Skills acquisition will continue throughout the semester in the students' mental health nursing work area, and attainment of  mastery of competence will be evaluated by suitably experienced and qualified mental health nurses.

This level of clinical skill acquisition and demonstration of competence equates with evidence based practice in other similar university courses both in Australia and overseas.

Articulation

After successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, students continuing study to the Master of Nursing degree can apply for full credit for these subjects.

Course structure

The course consists of the following subject options totalling 32 points;

Option A

HLT512 Perspectives and policies in mental health (16 points)
and
NRS408 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing 1
NRS409 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing 2

or

Option B

NRS512 Perspectives in mental health nursing
plus either
NRS516 The therapeutic relationship
or
NRS517 Group process and therapy
and
NRS408 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing 1(8 points)
NRS409 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing 2 (8 points)

Practical Requirements

There is a practical skills component to both NRS408 and NRS409. Initial competence in requisite client assessment and nursing skills will be achieved in the residential school that is held for each subject. Skills acquisition will continue throughout the semester in the students mental health nursing work area and attainment of mastery of competence will be evaluated by suitably experienced and qualified mental health nurses.

This level of clinical skill acquisition and demonstration of competence equates with evidence based practice in other similar university courses both in Australia and overseas.

Enrolment pattern

Following one of these two options:

Session 1

Option A

HLT512 Perspectives and Policies in Mental Health (16 points)

Option B

NRS512 Perspectives in mental health nursing
and either
NRS516 The therapeutic relationship
or
NRS517 Group process and therapy

Session 2

NRS408 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing 1
NRS409 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental health Nursing 2

Articulation

Depending upon the subjects chosen students may be able to articulate into the Master of Nursing.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1 year

International?

NO

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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