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


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.


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  • Jeanne C. Fox
  • Jeanette Chamberlain

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