Mental Health Awareness week has got us thinking about all the different kinds of roles Nurses play and what different roles there are out there and how every single one plays a part in impacting the lives of their patients.
We have put together some information on everything you need to know about being a Mental Health Nurse which can prepare you on your journey to joining this respected profession.
A mental Health Nurse is responsible for planning and providing support and medical care to people with Mental Health problems.
On average, a band 5 (newly qualified) Mental Health Nurse will earn a salary of £22,128 to £28,746 per year. As you progress, you'll work up through the bands. The most experienced Nurses work at Band 6 or 7 with salaries ranging from £26,565 to £41,787.
The main qualification you need is a Mental Health Nursing degree; however it is also desired that you have the following qualities…
Now you have an understanding on how you can pursue a career as a Mental Health Nurse, Do you think this is the next step for you? Or are you still unsure on what role you want to play in the Healthcare industry?
For advice and guidance on other roles take a look at our other blogs The role of a Healthcare Assistant and The role of a Support Worker and remember Swanstaff are always recruiting dedicated Healthcare professionals across the UK so consider us for your future employment.