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Opportunity lost? The major in mental health nursing in Australia

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posted on 2014-06-01, 00:00 authored by B Happell, M McAllister, Cadeyrn GaskinCadeyrn Gaskin
The ongoing difficulty in educating and sustaining an adequate nursing workforce in mental health settings has been identified throughout the world. Different strategies have been implemented internationally to deal with this situation. In Australia major streams in mental health nursing were introduced in some Australian universities to promote mental health nursing as a viable career choice for nursing students. Fourteen universities had implemented or planned to implement a major stream in mental health nursing. From a survey of these programs a lack of consistency in the structure and content of programs was evident. For most programs the intakes had been relatively small, although retention rates appeared promising.

History

Journal

Nurse Education Today

Volume

34

Pagination

e13-e17

Location

Amsterdam , Netherlands

eISSN

1532-2793

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Elsevier

Issue

6

Publisher

Elsevier