Mental health nursing post-registration national standards

Mental health nurses complete their courses with a range of skills and the ability to work across a variety of settings. As nurses acquire new experiences and interests they naturally want to progress in their career and go on to specialise.

We developed the Level 5 and 6 national standards in line with wider HEE work on post-registration standards for mental health nursing. This will enable mental health nurses to have a more consistent approach to career development and reduce variation in post-registration learning and development.