Online Master of Mental Health Nursing


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Answer the call for new leaders in mental health nursing

La Trobe’s online Master of Mental Health Nursing equips nurses with the skills they need to respond effectively to individuals seeking counselling, health and welfare services.

Designed for working registered nurses, La Trobe’s online course delivers a robust and evidence-based learning experience supported by educators with mental health nursing expertise. With their academic support, graduates can fulfil roles as psychiatric nurses, mental health counsellors, case managers and more.

Founded on the principles of recovery-oriented mental health practice, the online Master of Mental Health Nursing is aligned with the National Standards in Mental Health Services and the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce. The course can be completed in 18 months in a fully online setting.

La Trobe’s online Master of Mental Health Nursing is built for students to complete while maintaining their employment. The course features flexible scheduling, opportunities for virtual conferences with educators and the freedom to access materials whenever and wherever needed.

Career outlook

Psychiatric Nurse $56,000 – $105,000
per year

Clinical Nurse Specialist $77,000 – $106,000
per year

Case Manager $51,000 – $81,000
per year

Health Manager $54,000 – $114,000
per year

All salary information is from

Why study La Trobe’s online Master of Mental Health Nursing?

Developed in collaboration with industry partners

The degree is relevant and reflective of today’s mental health workforce

La Trobe’s nursing subjects are ranked in the top 100 in the world

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Nursing

Advanced standing pathways

Approved Mental Health Graduate Programs may have advanced standing pathways, decreasing the number of subjects required for completion of the award

About La Trobe University

At La Trobe University, we believe you need a powerful skill set beyond what you learn in a textbook. We teach you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others, take the lead and think differently, all while you learn the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career.


*Times Higher Education (THE, 2020)

**Average completion time for full-time students