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Mental Health Nursing Competence and Career Framework (2020)

Being a mental health nurse is a rewarding career choice, occupying a unique space at the forefront of healthcare service delivery. Mental health nurses provide functional assessment, interventions, advice and support that assist individuals, their families and carers, including at the most vulnerable times in their lives, through recovery to maintain independence and quality of life.

This national core competence and career framework for mental health nursing across England has been developed to ensure a more consistent approach to career development, and to reduce variation in post-registration learning and development. It should also enable everyone to realise the contribution that mental health nurses make to the delivery of high-quality services, to the experience of individuals and to wider society.

Download the framework here.

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