1st Edition

Mental Health Nursing Carving a Path to Practice

By Paul Illingworth, Laura Singleton Copyright 2010
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    184 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Are you wondering if a career in Mental Health Nursing is right for you? If you are considering studying Mental Health Nursing or have already begun your course this book is the perfect tool to see if you have what it takes to be a Mental Health Nurse.

    It will tell you what to expect in your studies and address the ups and the downs of becoming a Mental Health nurse.  It contains personal anecdotes from students who have already completed their course and advice from Mental Health lecturers on how to get the most out of your studies. This book will guide you through your course from beginning to end and prepare you for your future career.

    Surviving your Mental Health Branch

    Brief Table of Contents


    Chapter 1 … Introduction

    Chapter 2 … Routes to becoming a mental health nurse

    Chapter 3 … Passage through the Common Foundation Programme

    Chapter 4 … Journey through the Mental Health Branch

    Chapter 5 … Inter-Professional Education, Learning and Working

    Chapter 6 … How to survive the academic side of university

    Chapter 7 … Maintaining a healthy life balance at university and live within your means

    Chapter 8 … Getting the most out of your lecturers

    Chapter 9 … How to maximise placements

    Chapter 10 … Getting the full advantage of elective and preference placements

    Chapter 11 … Questions you want to ask but haven’t

    Chapter 12 … Transition to qualified mental health nurse

    Chapter 13 … Useful websites

    Chapter 14 … Glossary of terms/Common abbreviations


    Paul Illingworth, Laura Singleton