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

  • Stuhlmiller C
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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.

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  • Australia
  • Curriculum
  • Education Research
  • Education, Competency-Based -- Administration
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate -- Administratio
  • Forecasting
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Mental Disorders -- Epidemiology
  • Mental Disorders -- Nursing
  • Nursing Models, Theoretical
  • Nursing Role
  • Organizational Change
  • Professional Autonomy
  • Psychiatric Nursing -- Education
  • Psychiatric Nursing -- Manpower

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