After a long career in mental health nursing, Martin Davey decided to extend his skills with postgraduate studies, which have exposed him to new practises and helped advance his career.
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Melbourne Health
I love my job because it's always interesting, you’re able to make profound positive impacts on people with illness and in turn assist their path to recovery.
I’ve been working in mental health since the late 1980s, when I became a psychiatric state enrolled nurse.
I wanted to extend my skills and decided to pursue postgraduate studies in mental health nursing. It has been great going back to university. I’ve really enjoyed going to lectures and learning something new each time.
My studies have helped me identify and access contemporary mental health nursing evidence-based practise. The nursing research skills that I’ve gained are invaluable.
I’m currently a Clozapine and Physical Healthcare Coordinator at Melbourne Health. Earlier this year, I was proud to obtain a four month secondment to Area Senior Nurse Consultant. In the future I hope to move into a more senior role in mental health nursing.
I love my job because it’s always interesting, you’re able to make a profound positive impact on people with illness and in turn assist their path to recovery.