Graduate-only pre-registration mental health nursing programmes
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Graduate-only pre-registration mental health nursing programmes

Hugh O’Donnell Nurse lecturer, School of nursing and midwifery, Queen’s University, Belfast

This article examines the perceived benefits of graduate-only pre-registration programmes in mental health nursing, and the potential social aspiration and attrition problems that may result. A number of strategies are identified to assist student integration into higher education and minimise any increase in attrition rates.

Nursing Standard. 24, 39,42-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.06.24.39.42.c7818

Correspondence

h.odonnell@qub.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review