Setting the standard through the pursuit of excellence, the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is the voice of the mental health nursing profession in Australia. The College is the peak professional mental health nursing organisation and the recognised credentialing body for Australia's mental health nurses. We represent mental health nurses across all levels of government and health service sectors.
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses has several branches across Australia. The branches help the College stay connected to its members, and provide a first local point of contact in their respective areas.
What mental health nurses do
Mental health nurses (MHNs) play a crucial role in Australia's mental health care services. Taking a holistic approach, guided by evidence, the mental health nurse works in collaboration with people who have mental health issues, their family and community, towards recovery as defined by the individual.
What is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse?
A Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (CMHN) has been recognised for their qualifications, skills, expertise, and experience within the speciality of mental health nursing. MHNs need to demonstrate meeting a series of criteria relating to registration, education, practice experience, professional development, and professional integrity to become a CMHN.