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Advice to new graduates: Get (at least) one year of psychiatric/mental health nursing experience before working in medical-surgical settings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mona M. Shattell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: New graduates are often discouraged from working in psychiatric/mental health settings by “well-meaning” nurses and nursing faculty (especially non-psychiatric/mental health nurses and nursing faculty). Often these individuals advise new graduates that they should get at least one year of medical-surgical nursing experience before working in psychiatric/mental health nursing.

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Publication
Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(1), 63
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
new graduates, nursing, mental health, psychiatric