This paper is based on a presentation given at the Association of Integrated and Degree Courses in Nursing (AIDCN) Annual Residential Conference, University of Sheffield, July 1984.
Advanced psychiatric nursing education in Britain*
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 10, Issue 5, pages 455–468, September 1985
How to Cite
Brooking, J. I. (1985), Advanced psychiatric nursing education in Britain. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 10: 455–468. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1985.tb00533.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 30 January 1985
This paper examines the British provision for advanced education in psychiatric nursing. Information was derived from a review of the literature, personal contacts with nurse educationalists, and an undergraduate project supervized by the author. After operationally defining advanced education, the paper describes courses at pre-and post-registration levels. These include degree, diploma, clinical, educational and managerial courses. The psychiatric component of nursing degree courses is also considered. Current provision is critically discussed and compared with similar courses for general nurses and educational provision abroad. The paper analyses how and why the current situation has occurred and the effects of current provision on psychiatric nursing practice. The paper concludes with proposals for future developments. These include recommendations for higher education based courses and consideration of a single register of nurses.