Mental Health Nursing: Transitions From Practice Roles to Academia
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- Journal Article
- Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 2011, 47 (2), pp. 93 - 97
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PURPOSE: This paper provides an overview of some challenges facing mental health practice nurses transitioning to academic life, and suggests possible strategies to prevent foreseeable difficulties. FINDINGS: New and existing mental health faculty will benefit from a greater awareness of barriers and developing entry protocols to enhance the transition experience and reduce early workplace stressors. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Preparation and support for mental health staff transitioning from practice to the academe are essential to enhance the transition experience and reduce early workplace stressors. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc..
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