Nursing issues

Register Forgot your password?

Overseas recruitment for Mental Health Nurses

You need to be logged in to get access to the forums. You can do so here

Author Overseas recruitment for Mental Health Nurses



  • Joined: Aug 2005
  • Location:
  • Posts: 41

Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:08 pm

Hi All, as you all know we have a severe shortage of psychiatric nurses in Australia (for many reasons including the removal of the Psych specific nurse training. We have a number of overseas nurses recruited to our unit, and generally find that they are excellent nurses, and with some time, support and training they are a real asset to our unit. What do others think - are they good value and should we continue to pursue this as an avenue to improve the staffing levels on the units.



Your country needs you!
  • Joined: Mar 2005
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Posts: 172

Aug 14, 2005, 06:00 pm

Not specifically on topic - but I attended the Flinders University Open Day (South Australia) today with my daughter who is currently contemplating her course selection for next year. 

Something I was not aware of, is that they are running a Health Science/Nursing Double degree over four years and if you take the Mental Health major you finish with a Bachelor Degree in Health Science/ Bachelor of Nursing and qualify for registration as a Registered General Nurse and Registered Mental Health Nurse after a four year degree.

Seems like a very interesting option and essentially an undergraduate Mental Health Registration course.