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Promoting a sustainable mental health nursing workforce : an evaluation of a transition mental health nursing programme
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by M Cleary, Brenda Happell
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 beenidentified 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 findingssuggest 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 retentioninitiatives for nurses within the Central Sydney Area Mental Health Service.
Number of Pages8
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
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External Author AffiliationsCentral Sydney Area Mental Health Service; University of Melbourne;