New Applicants

Documents & Resources

The resources and templates below are specific to mental health nurses applying as a New Applicant. Please ensure you DOWNLOAD ALL resources and templates.

If all documentation is provided and your application is complete, allow up to eight weeks for application processing and review.

Use the CMHN Logo

Once Credentialed, you can use the CMHN Logo on your signature block or business card.

To be sent the logo, please email to request the Rules and Guidelines document and Agreement Form. Once you have read the Rules and Guidelines document, sign and return by email the Agreement Form.

C4N Professional Credentialing Application Guidelines (updated 6 Oct 2016)

These Guidelines are designed to assist you with completing the application process. It is very important that you read this document first and then refer back to it as you progress through the application process.

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ACMHN Appendix to the Application Guidelines (updated 23 Oct 2017)

This Appendix should be read in conjunction with the C4N Professional Credentialing Application Guidelines

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C4N Qualification Framework 

The Qualification Framework recognises that there have been different pathways over the years by which a registered nurse can undertake educational preparation for specialist nursing practice. There are three Pathways included in this framework and each specialty organisation has nominated the Pathways that they will accept.

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ACMHN Addendum to C4N Qualification Framework

For qualifications in mental health nursing please refer to the ACMHN Addendum.

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CPD Evidence Based Record (MHN) Template – New Applicants (updated Feb 2020)

Nurses should use the Specialist Nurse Credentialing Program professional development template to record their continuing education and practice related activities.

Or, use the C4N CPD EBR APP

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A C4N EBR App has been developed to provide Credentialed nurses and prospective Credentialed nurses with a user friendly CPD portfolio to document professional development relevant to credentialing

Simply go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for 'C4N EBR'. Once you have completed your report you will be provided with instructions on how to include your report in your online application.

ACMHN CPD Evidence Based Record Guide

The EBR is a means for you to document your Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Continuing Practice Development (CPD) relevant to mental health nursing. A completed EBR must be submitted with the application for Credentialing.

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C4N Employer Statement – (MHN) Template (updated July 2019)

You need to verify the amount of experience you have gained in mental health nursing over the last three years by providing a statement from your employer(s).

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Employer Statement - Qld Health Employer *

*If you are a Qld Health Employer, you can request a 'Employment Confirmation Statement' from your Payroll Office.

C4N Reference Template (MHN) – New Applicant (updated July 2019)

Please provide the reference template to two referees to ensure all the required information is obtained and your application will not be unnecessarily delayed.

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C4N Documentation Checklist – New Applicant (updated July 2019)

Download a checklist to ensure you have the required documentation ready to upload.

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