Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 296–309 | Cite as

Preparing nurses to work with the chronically mentally ill

  • Jeanne C. Fox
  • Jeanette Chamberlain
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Abstract

Nursing has been a major contributor to the ongoing care of the long term patient for hundreds of years. In recent times, however, its' focus has been changing to reflect a broader range of activities and roles for nurses. Masters level and recently doctoral level programs have sprung up in centers throughout the country. This workforce consists of a true career ladder for professional nurses beginning with the B.S.N. generalist, an advanced Master's level clinician, and a scientist scholar at the Ph.D. or D.N.Sc. level. This paper describes training and practicum at each level as it relates to the chronic patient.

Keywords

Public Health Health Psychology Major Contributor Recent Time Scientist Scholar 

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  • Jeanne C. Fox
  • Jeanette Chamberlain

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