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Maintaining professional competence

Hannigan, Ben ORCID: and Powell, Hazel 2022. Maintaining professional competence. Higgins, Agnes, Kilkku, Nina and Kristofersson, Gisli Kort, eds. Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing: a European Perspective, Springer, pp. 467-482. (10.1007/978-3-031-05536-2_20)

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Maintaining (and developing) knowledge and skills is a hallmark of professional practice and is often linked to the periodic renewal of registration. In this chapter we examine the following six strategies supporting the preservation of professional competence and the development of advanced mental health nursing roles: Preceptorship, mentorship and coaching Clinical supervision Postgraduate education and training Professional networking Supporting others Research and service and quality improvement We illustrate our discussion with exemplars from around Europe and the rest of the world and include case studies written by mental health nurses working at advanced levels of practice. We close by encouraging mental health nurses to seize the opportunities open to them to push forward the boundaries of practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-031-05535-5
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 10:29

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