Tag Archives: student nurses

In with the new

Following a discussion involving the event’s steering committee and Mental Health Nurse Academics UK¬†(MHNAUK), what was the International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research Conference has now become the International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference. Next year we meet in Cardiff … Continue reading

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Community Gateway 

Yesterday I spent the morning at the Grange Gardens Bowls Pavilion in Cardiff at a Community Gateway event. This was an opportunity to hear about mental health and wellbeing, and to learn how local services are set up. The day was organised by … Continue reading

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Fees, theses and project updates

Last week brought the news that, in England, people beginning nursing degrees from the 2017-18 academic year will need to take out student loans to cover the cost of their tuition fees. The cap on student numbers will also be … Continue reading

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The shape of nursing (reprise)

Yesterday I joined other members of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK at the University of York, for what turned out to be a particularly lively spring term meeting.  We were treated to two high-quality local presentations in the morning: from … Continue reading

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New academic year post

University departments for the health professions, like Cardiff University’s School of Healthcare Sciences, have long academic years. We welcome intakes of new pre-registration undergraduate nurses every September, which is a time when students of many other disciplines are still enjoying … Continue reading

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Early community mental health nursing

Perusing, for no particular reason, my fourth edition of the Red Handbook (published, I think, just after the start of the last century) I find this early reference to mental health nursing in people’s homes. Here are the relevant pages … Continue reading

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Identity and education

One of the things I discussed with Swansea University’s Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) students today was how the emergence of a system of community mental health care opened up important new sites for the advancement of professional jurisdictional claims. … Continue reading

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