Mental Health Nursing Education (mental + health_nursing_education)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


Rethinking mental health nursing education in Australia: A case for direct entry

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, Issue 3 2005
Cynthia Stuhlmiller
ABSTRACT:, Desperate times call for creative solutions. The mental health workforce shortage has created an opportunity to rethink current and future education and training needs in order to prepare competent and compassionate practitioners to meet the changing demands of consumers and their carers requiring mental heath treatment and support. This article urges consideration of an undergraduate direct entry mental health programme similar to that of midwifery or the nursing foundation/mental health branch programmes of the UK. [source]


Scoping mental health nursing education

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, Issue 1 2000
Michael Clinton
ABSTRACT: In late 1999 the National Mental Health Working Group of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council commissioned the Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses to undertake a scoping study of mental health nursing. A final report will be submitted to the National Mental Health Working Group in February 2000. The purpose of this article is to draw attention to some of the systemic problems that confront the education of mental health nurses in Australia. Shortcomings in the preparation of undergraduate students of nursing for commencing practice in mental health nursing are described and comments are given on issues affecting the quality of postgraduate mental health nursing education. KEY WORDS: mental health, nursing education. [source]


Integration of theory and practice in learning mental health nursing

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC & MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, Issue 1 2002
T. MUNNUKKA RN PhD(Nursing science) PhD(Education)
This article describes an action research project that aimed at a better integration of theory and practice in the education of mental health nursing students. Two partners, an institute of nursing and health care and a university hospital, collaborated to develop a new educational programme for mental health nursing. The blocks of theoretical studies were implemented simultaneously with practical training, and the theory content was taught by nursing teachers as well as by nurse practitioners who worked on the teaching wards. In addition, the students had their own personal nurse-preceptors on the wards. The nurse managers were responsible for the educational level of the teaching wards and the director of nursing planned the teaching arrangements together with the nursing teachers. In all, the project involved over 50 different actors and several researchers. The results are encouraging: all the participants , students, preceptors, nurse managers and nursing teachers , found the project rewarding and they want to continue to develop and improve the level of teaching and learning in mental health nursing education. All the participants grew and developed professionally during the project. [source]