Our mental health nurses provide high-quality care and support consumers, their families and carers through difficult periods to meet their recovery goals.

Mental health nursing at the RMH

Mental health nursing is a specialised field of nursing that focuses on working with consumers to meet their recovery goals.

Our mental health nursing model considers the persons' physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, within the context of the person's lived experience and in partnership with their family, significant others and the broader community.

What do mental health nurses do?

Our mental health nurses support consumers and their families during life crises and transition periods. They liaise with healthcare providers, coordinate care and provide talking therapy, as well as information on maintaining and restoring mental health.

Nurses play a significant role in the healthcare system. They have the qualifications, skills and experience to provide high-quality mental health nursing care in all contexts. The mental health nursing workforce is flexible and responsive and able to work with people of all ages and in a variety of workplace settings.

Undergraduate mental health nursing placements

We have information to help you make sure you're prepared for the first day of your undergraduate mental health nursing placement.

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Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program

Our Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program can give you the best start to your nursing career. We are flexible, supportive and will provide you with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience.

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Apply for the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program

We can help you through the application process when you're ready to apply for the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program.

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Overseas & interstate mental health nurses

We have full-time and part-time positions available for mental health nurses, in both acute inpatient units and within our community teams.

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Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Program

We offer opportunities for graduate mental health nurses working for the RMH mental health services to complete a postgraduate qualification.

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Last updated 02 November 2022