Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

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As a graduate of the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health) you will have:

  • a comprehensive knowledge of relevant research literature related to menatl health nursing practice;
  • the capacity to critically think, problem-solve, seek, retrieve and evaluate information;
  • the ability to analyse the socio-political influences on nursing practice;
  • the ability to explore and evaluate the status of (and potential for) advanced nursing practice in national and international contexts;
  • be able to undertake an assessment of your practice, develop a plan and complete a planned program of knowledge and skill development;
  • achieve mastery of knowledge and skills to support extension to practice and the development of therapeutic and evidence-based nursing interventions in your work environment;
  • the ability to develop, implement and undertake new and innovative practices within legislative and professional boundaries;
  • attained oral and written communication skills to support advanced practice;
  • developed planning, time management and teamwork skills to support advanced practice;
  • knowledge and skills to support culturally competent practice, leadership and/or education relevant to advanced practice in your chosen specialty practice.

Course Description

The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (MANP) provides you with the confidence and skills to provide the best possible health care for your patients. Masters-prepared nurses will assume a major responsibility in developing new professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to practice. As a clinically proficient and professionally articulate MANP graduate, you will be prepared to make your mark on the profession and on health care.

The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health) is a graduate coursework degree consisting of 150 points. Normally taking eighteen months of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The course offers a clinical practice component focused on a the specialty of mental health nursing.

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