This orientation resource is for undergraduate nursing students in the Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle and those who supervise them. The site provides
- general information about clinical placement in mental health settings for students and their supervisors
- specific information about placement in some areas in the Hunter New England Local Health District and the Western NSW Local Health District
- information about the mental health components of the Bachelor of Nursing Program at the University of Newcastle
- opportunity for users to provide feedback about the site
- a mechanism for students or clinical supervisors to ask questions.
You may find it useful to
- identify what you already know about being a student or clinical supervisor
- identify the gaps in what you know and understand about being a nursing student or a clinical supervisor in specialist mental health settings
- browse the relevant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to locate content quickly
- complete the Things to Do on pages throughout the site.
Be sure to complete the survey of this site – Staff Survey – Student Survey
The site contains a number of videos about what it is like to work and have placement in a mental health setting, how students should prepare for placement in a mental health setting, expectations of students and clinical supervisors and ideas about key aspects of clinical supervision of undergraduate students. Make a selection or Visit the Video Library
Take a look at some useful resources for students undertaking placement in a mental health nursing setting.Click the arrows to cycle through or Click here to view all resources.
This project was possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia