Is mental health nursing at risk of becoming a lost profession?
While numbers of students accepted on mental health nursing courses has risen, retention remains an issue
- The proportion of mental health nurses in England leaving their posts has risen to 6.9%, the highest level in five years
- Steps to tackle stress and burnout – or prevent it happening in the first place – are urgently needed, experts say
- Nurses taking part in clinical supervision are thought more likely to feel supported and develop personally and professionally
Mental health nursing risks being ‘lost’ as a profession unless steps are taken to attract and retain more nurses.
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