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How do you become a mental health nurse for young people

missebony missebony (New) New

Hello,

I would like to be a a mental health nurse, I am particuly interested in working with children and teenagers. Do I have to specialise after my registration or I need to obtain a extra qualification ?

I want to be a CPN later on, I think you need to do a degree in community nursing. Can you enter that course with a diploma in mental health nursing.

Thank you ,I look forward to reading your answers.

hi,

I'm a student mental health nurse in my 2nd year. Once you have done your training you can then go and work in any area you like within mental health. so you could get a job with young people and then just swap later on to become a CPN.

You can do any area whether you have a diploma or degree, I've been told on numourous occassions that there's little difference in getting jobs on either qualification, it only makes a difference when you are going for the higher jobs. I would say to you on considering which qualification to do would depend on money. You get a higher bursary on diploma which, as long as you qualify, you don't pay back. On the degree you get half the bursary but can get a loan as well (which you do have to pay back), although you do end up with less than a diploma with both of these. If you wanted to get a higher qualfication you could always get a masters later on from a diploma and do it on the in-service route.

Hope this helps a little. Each area is very different from one anothe. Good luck what ever you choose, it's a great profession, with the ability to swap areas so you don't get bored.

Michelle

hi,

I'm a student mental health nurse in my 2nd year. Once you have done your training you can then go and work in any area you like within mental health. so you could get a job with young people and then just swap later on to become a CPN.

You can do any area whether you have a diploma or degree, I've been told on numourous occassions that there's little difference in getting jobs on either qualification, it only makes a difference when you are going for the higher jobs. I would say to you on considering which qualification to do would depend on money. You get a higher bursary on diploma which, as long as you qualify, you don't pay back. On the degree you get half the bursary but can get a loan as well (which you do have to pay back), although you do end up with less than a diploma with both of these. If you wanted to get a higher qualfication you could always get a masters later on from a diploma and do it on the in-service route.

Hope this helps a little. Each area is very different from one anothe. Good luck what ever you choose, it's a great profession, with the ability to swap areas so you don't get bored.

Michelle

Thank you for your help Michelle!

I'm getting ready to graduate and I am really interested in becoming a mental health nurse for adolescents. Is it possible to speicalize in only adolescents? I didn't mind the other units, but adolescents by far really called to me as a nurse.

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