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Mental Health Nurse Courses

A Mental Health Nurse provides care to patients dealing with mental health issues. You might work in a hospital, in a community care environment or in a facility designed especially for mental health care. Mental Health Nurses may deliver care according to health plans and administer medication if required. You’ll work closely with other health care providers to determine required treatments.

Mental Health Nurses should be good communicators and be able to listen to patient concerns. You’ll need to be patient and have strong observational skills. Mental Health Nurses must be able to work as part of a team and follow correct procedures at all times.

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Popular Mental Health Nurse Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Mental Health Nurse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Mental Health Nurse earn?

In Australia, a full time Mental Health Nurse generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Mental Health Nurse?

The number of people working in this profession has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 14,100 people employed as a Mental Health Nurse in Australia compared to 9,200 five years ago. Mental Health Nurses may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Mental Health Nurse?

If a career as a Mental Health Nurse interests you, consider enrolling in an Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Mental Health). This course will give you the skills to conduct clinical assessments on mental health patients. You’ll choose electives to suit your career plans such as case management or recovery facilitation.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within mental health and nursing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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