Promoting mental health nursing: employing undergraduate nursing students as assistants in mental health.

@article{Cleary2012PromotingMH,
  title={Promoting mental health nursing: employing undergraduate nursing students as assistants in mental health.},
  author={Michelle Cleary and Jan Horsfall and Brenda Happell},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          69-74
        }
}
The difficulty in attracting graduates of nursing programmes into mental health nursing (MHN) remains an ongoing challenge. Moreover, it is frequently claimed that undergraduate nursing students do not always regard MHN favourably for future employment. Although undergraduate nurses are employed as assistants in nursing (AIN) in mental health settings, there is no published research exploring their role, the career trajectory into MHN, or its effectiveness as a recruitment strategy. In this… CONTINUE READING
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