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Mental Health Nursing: a Profession in Demand

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A mental health nurse is a nurse who specialises in caring for people who are experiencing mental illness, distress or are recovering from trauma.

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Demand for skilled mental health professionals is high, research from The Department of Health indicated that Australia will have fewer than 40 per cent of mental health nurses than it requires in 2030 in anticipation that the rising trend in poor mental health continues.

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Jane Richardson
21 Apr 2021
Clear and concise, good information
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Barbara hattam
28 May 2021
interesting read
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Debbie Robertson
23 Apr 2021
This resource was broad but made easy to comprehend.
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Angela Predic
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Good
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Dorothy Shanks
23 Jan 2020
Good to know of a possible area we could specialise in
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Alejandro Ruiz
13 Apr 2020
Very good article.
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Catherine Haynes
26 Apr 2021
This article was very informative and made me realise even more the growing need for professionals with mental health training.
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Tanja Morton
26 Apr 2021
Short article but important
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03 Apr 2020
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20 Apr 2021
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