How do I become a Mental Health Nurse?

In New Zealand, Nurses are comprehensively trained, which means mental health skills and knowledge is part of this training. Therefore to work in Mental Health in the CDHB you must be a Registered or Enrolled Nurse, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, with an up to date practicing certificate and mental health scope of practice. The CDHB require nurses to enter into mental health nursing under a new graduate programme which involves; more specific post graduate studies and experience in different treatment settings.

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