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					A Joint Partnership of Southern Synergy
   Experience of “solo” candidates
   Smaller pool of staff in rural/regional areas
   Fewer opportunities to advance career
   Interest from potential NPCs
   Funding requirement to provide a professional
    development and support program
   Partnerships within the training cluster (Synergy)
   To improve career opportunities for skilled
    nursing staff

   To develop and support a critical mass of NPCs

   To identify nurses with suitable competencies
    and attributes, within the cluster organisations,
    to become NPCs and undertake a PD program

   To further develop the NP role, within the cluster
    organisations, to enable the long term
    sustainability of advanced roles within services
   Discussion within the cluster
   Development of a submission for further
    funding
   Support from 4 cluster services
   Task Group established to identify resources
    and develop the program
   Content identified
   Educational content
    ◦ advanced assessment, physical health, medico-legal,
      prescribing
   Case studies
   Peer supervision and support
   An adjunct to university study
   Internal study day program only (no advanced
    standing)
   Access to mentors and opportunity to engage in
    consultations etc.
    ◦ difficult to get mentors and clinical supervision in rural
      areas
Participants
First day of the program
   NPCs and those working towards an NPC position
   Employer supported
    ◦ participants must have Manager and SPN approval
    ◦ a way for employers to support candidates in their NP
      goals

   Range of backgrounds
    ◦ ED, CL, Child and Youth, Dual Diagnosis, Community,
      Inpatient Adult, Aged

   Must be motivated, prepared, actively participate
NPC Resource Folder        Texts
 program outline           AMH 2010
 prof. development         TG Psychotropic
 leadership plan            Version 6
 learning plan             Clinical Primer in

 professional portfolio     Psychiatry (Castle &
 log book
                             Bassett 2010)
 NPS and RADAR            Web resources
 CPGs                      “H Prime”
 useful reports                 on-line web link,
 ANMC Competencies              resource sharing
                                 and discussion
                                 board
   Pre and post evaluation

    ◦ Participant

    ◦ Service level
   Opportunity to harness motivated and skilled
    nurses
   An adjunct to Masters, the NP Collaborative
   A way for services to support their candidates
    locally
   Support rural services
   A requirement for the funding of candidates
    in this round
   Develop a critical mass
   More endorsed MHNPs

				
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