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sassygirl

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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.

Darren

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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.