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C11106v3 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing (GradCertN)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: Kuring-gai campus

Note(s)

This course is not offered in 2015.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course is designed to provide registered nurses with the knowledge, expertise and competencies for advanced practice in mental health nursing.

Registered nurses wanting to develop and extend their knowledge of mental health nursing practice find this course an effective means of professional and personal development.

Course aims

The course is designed to prepare mental health nurses who:

  • have the knowledge, skills and understandings to practise safely and competently in a variety of mental health care settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of the experience of the consumer and the ability to work in collaboration with consumers in their care
  • have the capacity to work effectively as members of a multidisciplinary team
  • critically examine and appraise their own practice and develop and modify their approaches as necessary
  • actively contribute to the professional development of others
  • value research processes in their day-to-day practice
  • are committed to the development of the discipline of mental health nursing.

Career options

Career options include positions in mental health nursing.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.

Applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners at:

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 58-66

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Credit recognition

Students who successfully complete a university-approved mental health transition program are eligible to apply for exemption from 92869 Specialty Clinical Practice.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Subjects are offered via on-campus study days and online learning. Part-time study is usually undertaken at a rate of two subjects a semester. The normal attendance is four or five days on campus spread over the semester.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising four specified subjects.

Course completion requirements

92604 Mental Health Assessment 6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice 6cp
92876 Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health Care 6cp
92605 Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health Care 2 6cp
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (C07044) and the Master of Nursing (C04228).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
www.ask.uts.edu.au
www.health.uts.edu.au