Sydney Nursing School lecturer receives award

23 October 2014

Congratulations to Toby Raeburn, part-time lecturer at Sydney Nursing School, who has recently been awarded the Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).
Toby, who is also founder of ROAM Communities Mental Health Nursing said, “Mental health nurses make wonderful contributions to improving the social and emotional well-being of vulnerable populations all over the world every day of the week, so it is very humbling and a great honour to receive this award.”

Sydney Nursing School
Learn more about Sydney Nursing School

Sydney Nursing School offers a Masters, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, which can help registered nurses to meet criteria necessary for recognition as a mental health nurse by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
The Mental Health Nurse Achievement Award is an annual award presented by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses to a mental health nurse beginning to be recognized nationally for their leadership as a clinician, manager, educator, or researcher, e.g., early career mental health nurses who are making innovative changes in practice or are pushing the boundaries of scope of practice, or a mental health nurse who has made a significant contribution to the profession at a national and/or international level.

About the Master of Mental Health Nursing at Sydney Nursing School

The Master of Mental Health Nursing is designed for registered nurses working in mental health settings. This course focuses on current clinical issues in mental health, as well as therapeutic skills and role development. Students will learn how to deal with a range of conditions across the variety of health care environments in which clients present with mental illnesses, mental disorders and psychological distress seeking specialist assessment and treatment.
Graduates of this course will be recognised as having advanced knowledge relevant to mental health nursing. Mental heath nurses are employed in hospitals, in patient and community settings, or independent practice.
Program: Master of Mental Health Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 1.5 years
Application deadline: January 31, 2015; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Mental Health Nursing will hold

  • a pre-registration nursing degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification with a credit average; or
  • a graduate diploma in a nursing discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma in this discipline from the university, or equivalent qualification.

In addition to these requirements, admission to this course requires the applicant to be a registered nurse in Australia or overseas, and satisfy the English language proficiency requirements.

If you have any questions about the Master of Mental Health Nursing, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.