Nurse Practitioners are expected to be clinical leaders who work autonomously from a sound evidence base, instigate diagnostic investigations, prescribe medication within an approved formulary, and refer judiciously.
This course will provide the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare you for advanced practice in mental health nursing.
Please note: additional English language proficiency requirements set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) must be declared and met before you are eligible to commence study in the Master of Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health) at Western Sydney University.
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Mental Health Nursing at Western
In this course you will undertake study that will prepare you for the role of Nurse Practitioner in the specialist area of mental health. The study program incorporates areas of advanced health assessment, clinical leadership, evidence-based nursing, diagnostic skills, therapeutic management, psychopharmacology, evaluation and collaboration in care. You will also have the opportunity to complete specialist electives to suit your particular practice setting.
The course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
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Graduates of this course can look forward to enhanced professional status and career opportunities in their chosen fields, including:
- Community health
- Aged care homes
- Private nursing
Nurse Practitioners are clinical leaders who work autonomously from a sound evidence base to care for patients by initiating diagnostic investigations, prescribing medication within an approved formulary, and referring to Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals.
Emergency Mental Health Nurse
Working within the Emergency department of a hospital will place you on the front line of care, assessing and treating patients with mental health issues, or providing mental health support to patients with physical conditions.
Nurse Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising nurses also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of nursing students, the training of new graduate nurses or nurses new to the workplace.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.