Mental health jobs in academia, including mental health nursing, require you to teach students who have chosen mental health as their nursing specialism.
In addition to teaching, these roles involve facilitating practical training by securing placements in mental health facilities and mentoring students during their clinical experience and practical training.
What qualifications and experience do you need?
You will need a first degree in nursing and active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Mental Health Nurse.
You would also need to have considerable post-qualifying clinical experience as a mental health nurse. Previous experience in teaching and mentoring is desirable.
Substantial post-qualifying experience as a mental health nurse is paramount. This hands-on experience in caring for individuals with mental health challenges equips you with the skills needed to mentor and guide future mental health nurses effectively.
What’s the pay?
Salaries for lecturing jobs in mental health nursing start in the range of £34,304 to £39,739.
What can it lead to?
On gaining teaching experience and further qualifications, such as a PhD, your next career move could be senior lecturer..
Where can I find mental health jobs?
There is a high demand for mental health professionals to use their expertise to train new staff and these roles are more widely available than lectureships in other nursing specialisms.
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