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Promoting a sustainable mental health nursing workforce: an evaluation of a transition mental health nursing programme

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Cleary, M and Happell, B, Promoting a sustainable mental health nursing workforce: an evaluation of a transition mental health nursing programme, International journal of mental health nursing, 14, (2) pp. 109-16. ISSN 1445-8330 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2005 John Wiley and Sons

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-0979.2005.00367.x

Abstract

The recruitment and retention of the mental health nursing workforce has been identified as a major issue both nationally and internationally. Transition to practice programmes has been identified as an important strategy in addressing these issues. There is, however, a paucity of literature addressing the potential or effectiveness of transition programmes in achieving these aims. This paper reports the findings of a survey administered to registered nurses at the commencement and completion of the Transition Programme into Mental Health Nursing, in Sydney, Australia. The findings suggest a high level of satisfaction with the programme. The results are directing the ongoing development of clinical placements, clinical supports, education programmes and recruitment and retention initiatives for nurses within the Central Sydney Area Mental Health Service.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health nursing, education
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108450
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-08
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