Best practice resources
The College offers a series of best practice resources to our members and the public, among them our Mental Health Nursing Practice Standards, General Practice Standards, and the Scope of Practice.
We also provide some information for mental health nurses working in private practice and would like to access Medicare Benefits Schedule item numbers. Unfortunately these are very limited since the cessation of the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP). The College is continuing to advocate for better access for mental health nurses in this space.
General Practice Standards: for Nurses in General Practice
Practice Standards define and describe the practice of nurses, and aim to guide practice, and support the delivery of mental health care by nurses working in general practice and other primary health care settings. They provide an important framework against which nurses can self-assess their professional development needs and adjust their clinical practice.
Clinical supervision poster
This poster highlights the most important parts of building a trusting professional alliance.
Standards of Practice for Australian Mental Health Nurses
The Standards of Practice provide practical benchmarks to guide and measure how care is provided. They are concerned with the performance of mental health nurses across a range of clinical environments and include professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes (attributes).