Australian College of Mental Health Nursing
To become a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse™, you must apply to the ACMHN. Applications are processed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and peer reviewed by a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse™.
To commence your application, you should read the Application Guidelines before you start completing the Application Form:
• Application Guidelines
A new streamlined Application Form, EBR and Guidelines are now available for your use. From 31 August 2010 all applications received must utilise the new forms. We recommend you use the Word version of the Application Form which has been designed for you to save to your computer and complete electronically. When you have completed the Application, please print and sign it. Please do not use a handwritten format for this form.
• Application Form (Word) - Complete electronically, print and sign.
• Application Form (PDF) - Print and complete by hand.
As part of your application, you will also need complete an Evidence Based Record (EBR) for the past three years. An EBR contains details of professional activities you undertake as part of your continuing professional education and continuing practice development as a mental health nurse.
• Evidence Based Record Guide
You application needs to be supported by two professional referees.
• Referee Guidelines
• Referee Guidelines Template (PDF Version)
• Referee Guidelines Template (Word Version)
You should read the entire Application and Guidelines and all information on the Credentialing pages of this website before you start.
When you submit your application, please make sure all required documents are attached as requested. When your application is received at ACMHN, you will receive notification.
All documents for the ACMHN Credential for Practice Program are copyrighted to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. All rights reserved. No part may be reproduced or copied in any form without permission except as provided under the Copyright Act, 1968 (Clth). or for credentialing applications only.