Mental health is one of the most understaffed nursing workforces in
South Australia. The current chronic shortage means there are many
career opportunities for Registered Nurses wishing to move into this
challenging and rewarding area.
To work in mental health in South Australia, you must have – or be
studying towards – qualifications in mental health nursing.
Traditionally, that has meant accessing post-graduate studies via the SA
Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) application process once or twice
per year (course-dependent).
ANMF (SA Branch) has teamed up with Flinders University to make it
easier than ever for nurses to transition into post-graduate studies in
mental health, among a range of other specialties.
This initiative provides nurses with more streamlined access to
post-graduate studies at Flinders University by enabling them to
springboard from a related Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
course at our Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC).
To be among the first to take advantage of this partnership arrangement,
please complete the Expression of Interest and our administration team
will be in contact with you.
Mental Health Nursing Start-up Scholarship
Registered Nurses apply now!
The Mental Health pathway program is delivered by ANMEC and provides Registered Nurses interested in working in the Mental Health field the opportunity to either complete the 3 modules for CPD only, or by successfully completing the assessments, use their studies as a pathway to a post-graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing.
All coursework is completed online, and successful completion (with assessment) will provide credit for the first subject in the Flinders University Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Mental Health).
Scholarships will fund the full cost of the 3 modules studied through ANMEC.