International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

Cover image for Vol. 27 Issue 1

Edited By: Kim Usher

Impact Factor: 1.869

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 19/116 (Nursing); 87/142 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1447-0349

Society Information

The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing is the official journal of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc (ACMHN). 

The College is committed to the promotion of health, prevention of mental illness and its harmful effects at all levels, safeguarding quality of life and encouraging meaningful and constructive living within the community. The College believes that mental health nurses assist others to achieve these goals through best practice, professionalism focused on caring and therapeutic relationships, respect for others, cultural sensitivity and collaborative partnerships with consumers, carers and other health care professionals.  

Objectives of the College:

  • To promote public confidence and professional recognition of mental health nursing.
  • To set standards of practice and encourage professional accountability, autonomy and partnership.
  • To participate in National Benchmarking for mental health nursing
  • To provide a forum for collegial support, networking and collaboration.
  • To provide and support quality education and ongoing professional development.
  • To develop and facilitate research into mental health nursing practice and health care.
  • To represent the profession and provide advice to consumer and carer agencies, the government and non-government sector, community groups and the general public.
  • To participate in policy development concerning the profession, health care delivery, promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness and disability.


For further details regarding the ANZCMHN and membership information, visit the website: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

Join the ACMHN and receive the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing as a part of your membership!