Mental Health Nursing Education in Preregistration Nursing Curricula: A National Report

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Moxham, Lorna, McCann, Terence, Usher, Kim, Farrell, Gerry and Crookes, Patrick (2011) Mental Health Nursing Education in Preregistration Nursing Curricula: A National Report. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 (4). pp. 232-236. ISSN 1445-8330 (print) 1447-0349 (online)


The Australian Mental Health Nurse Education Taskforce conducted a national examination of mental health content of preregistration nursing curricula in order to develop a framework for including mental health in future curricula. This paper presents the qualitative findings from national consultations about the framework. Content analysis of data was undertaken, and the findings show four key themes. First, the mental health content of curricula should be increased; second, overall mental health nursing leadership should be strengthened; third, mental health consumer participation should be increased in all aspects of curricula; and finally, a repository should be established for mental health teaching resources.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00735.x
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Historical > FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Historical > SEO Classification > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Keywords ResPubID23169, curricula, mental health nursing, national report
Citations in Scopus 37 - View on Scopus
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