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Abstract : Mental health nurses work in potentially high stress environment and challenging setting. One of the essential stress caused by burnout. the aim of this study was to describe burnout of mental health nurses. This Sample was 131 participants mental health nurses in all the psychiatric hospitals in Central Java were invited to participate in this study. this was determined using the stratified random sampling method in psychiatric hospital in Central Java. The burnout questionnaire used the Maslach burnout inventory (MBI-HSS) that assess three dimensions of burnout. The prevalence of burnout with a sample of n = 131 mental health nurses are 72% for low emotional exhaustion, 65% for depersonalization, and 47% for low personal accomplishment. From a workforce development and safety perspective, it is important for managers to address low personal accomplishment aspects of burnout reported in the workplace by mental health nurses.