Event and product endorsement
What is endorsement?
Through the endorsement process, the ACMHN assesses and recognises professional events, educational activities, and products. The process is based on the principles of adult learning and recognises the importance of different forms of teaching, different styles of learning, and different professional needs.
The aims of endorsement are:
The criteria are derived from empirically-based research into the effectiveness of professional development as a quality assurance mechanism.
Why does the ACMHN provide an endorsement service?
The ACMHN endorsement service provides mental health nurses with confidence that an educational event or activity meets the standard set by their professional body. Endorsed activities or events are assessed against criteria to establish that they are well organised, meet legal requirements, and are based on up-to-date evidence.
The ACMHN maintains a list of all endorsed products on our website, providing an event with additional marketing exposure.
What are the levels of endorsement?
There are two levels of endorsement, which differ depending on the relevance of the material to mental health nurses:
Applies to all educational events, products, and materials relevant to mental health nursing.
Applies to all educational events, products, and materials that are targeted toward, and prepared specifically for, mental health nurses.
How long does endorsement last?
Activities and other products can be endorsed for a period of one, two, or three years. However, if the content of an educational product changes by more than 10 per cent, this will require a new endorsement application to be submitted.
Endorsement for events (such as a conference) lasts for the duration of that event and lapses once the event has taken place.