This course aims to prepare you at the professional level of clinical practice to apply advanced knowledge and skills in mental health nursing across a range of mental health practice settings and provides you with the opportunity to research issues relating to your practice. You will be required to explore the social and political context of contemporary mental health practice with particular attention to an exploration of the recovery model and recovery oriented strategies for mental health practice, the transformative power of stories, creating meaningful relationships and advanced therapeutic interventions.
The Master of Mental Health Nursing provides Registered Nurses with a mental health nursing specific high level post-graduate qualification. This qualification has the potential to create many exciting and rewarding opportunities for graduates including increased financial remuneration from some employers. Graduates will attain competency and confidence to be able to undertake the many nurse mental health nursing leadership positions available within the health care industry; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant and Nurse Unit Manager roles. This qualification will also provide registered nurses with the competitive edge in order to apply for promotion.The research component of the course will allow graduates to move into research roles and even lead applied clinical research.
|Duration||1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||72|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||MMHN|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Students must hold current registration as a nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority. It is expected that if students are not employed in a mental health setting, that they will undertake NURS20159 Mental Health Nursing in Practice, which will include 240 hours of clinical placement in a mental health nursing setting.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CC69 - Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing|
Provisional Accreditation with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|NURS20159 - Students who are not working in mental health will undertake work integrated learning in a mental health nursing setting in this unit. If students are working in mental health setting, they are not required to undertake this unit.|
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice|
|2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice|
|5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level|
|6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences|
|7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|Number of units: 12||Total credit points: 72|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|NURS20150||Contextual Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Practice|
|NURS20151||Creating Meaningful Relationships|
|NURS20152||Advanced Therapeutic Interventions|
|NURS20153||Recovery Into Action|
|NURS20149||Mental Health Promotion in Mental Health Nursing|
|NURS20157||Mental Health Nursing Assessment and Formulation|
|NURS20158||Clinical Foundations for Practice|
|NURS20168||Designing Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences|
|NURS20167||Literature Review in Health, Safety and Wellbeing|
|NURS20174||Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences Project 2|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|NURS20173||Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences Project 1|
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|NURS20154||The Transformative Power of Story|
|NURS20159||Mental Health Nursing in Practice|
The CL24 Master of Mental Health Nursing course has three levels. It is advisable to complete all units in the lower level before moving onto units in the next level.
Level 1 units are: NURS20150, NURS20151, NURS20158, and NURS20157
Level 2 units are: NURS20152, NURS20153, NURS20149 and NURS20154 OR NURS20178
Level 3 units are: NURS20167, NURS20168, NURS20173 and NURS20174
A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from the following website - https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles/first-year-planners or by contacting your Course Advisor at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/.