Transition to Mental Health Nursing


Mercy Mental Health is excited to offer this program to experienced Registered Nurses to take the next step in their career and train as a specialised Mental Health Clinician.

The Mental Health Transition Program offers experienced registered nurses an excellent opportunity to develop as a skilled mental health nurse in an acute adult mental health unit. The program offers educational opportunities to Registered Nurses as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills.

This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, a strong clinical supervision component and competency-based skill development requirements. The program is supported by the Mercy Mental Health education team.

Program details:

  • Part-time 0.8 eft, 8 days a fortnight, 12 months fixed term
  • Rostered shifts across 7 days
  • Located at the Adult Acute Mental health Unit, Clare Moore Building, Werribee Mercy Hospital.
  • Program offers credit points towards a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

Department Information

Mercy Mental Health has one acute adult mental health unit:

  • Clare Moore Building (54-bed facility located at Werribee Mercy Hospital)

The acute adult mental health unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team and follow a primary nursing model of care. The unit has a strong focus on recovery orientated practice. Staff work collaboratively with consumers, families, carers and other key people to ensure the consumer receives the best possible care.

Entry requirements:

  • current AHPRA Registration
  • minimum 12 months’ experience working as a Registered Nurse
  • current Working with Children’s Check
  • current Police Record Check.

How to apply

Mercy Mental Health job positions are advertised online, please refer to the Mercy Health Careers website for vacancies.

Job positions are also advertised on Seek.

Affiliated education institution

University of Melbourne
Latrobe University


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Last reviewed June 5, 2019.