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Master of Nursing Specialisation Mental Health

Master of Nursing Specialisation Mental Health (MNSG)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: The Mental Health specialisation contains two courses with mandatory residential schools. Residential Schools will be held at either the USQ Toowoomba or USQ Ipswich campus.

Overview

  • Become a valued expert in providing specialised nursing support to people struggling with their mental wellbeing or experiencing symptoms of mental illnesses.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the theoretical perspectives used in mental health nursing enabling you to develop a holistic appreciation for the intricacies of mental health.
  • Throughout this masters in mental health nursing, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to understand the transtheoretical notions of change and resistance in various counselling contexts.
  • Extend your knowledge of the purpose of research and research methodologies. Determine effective research design, including ethical considerations, further complementing the specialist mental health nurse training you’ll receive throughout this masters degree.

Career outcomes

  • Equip yourself with the mental health nurse training required to establish yourself as a specialist nurse. Mental health nurses can work in a variety of healthcare settings within the community in the public or private sectors, emergency care, and rehabilitation centres.

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree in the area of nursing from an Australian university, or equivalent.
  • Hold a current Professional Registration as a Division 1 nurse, or equivalent, with either Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses 4
4 x specialisation courses  4
4 x specialisation or approved courses  4
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook or please contact us for more information.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30320

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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