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If you’re registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council RN(MH) and are under 32 years and 11 months, you’re eligible to apply to become a Mental Health Nurse in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC).
Training to be the best
A career as an Army Mental Health Nurse will take you on a journey of continual clinical development that is designed to broaden your scope of practice. You’ll be offered the chance to train in areas such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing Assessment and Mentorship as well as others. You’ll have the chance to progress to postgraduate qualifications in areas such as CBT and train in other fields such as Substance Misuse or Clinical Supervision.
To get you started, you’ll complete a 14-week period of basic military instruction known as Phase 1 training. Here you’ll learn how to live and work in a military environment, developing leadership skills and building your fitness. It’s challenging, but also fun.
When you enter the Corps, you will work at one of our Department of Community Mental Heath (DCMH) units within Defence Primary Healthcare. You may also work in the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM), assisting casualties returning from operational environments, and roles in academic research posts such as the Academy Centre for Defence Mental Health (ACDMH) or the Defence School of Postgraduate Medical Studies.
A rewarding career
Currently Army Mental Health Nurses are based and deployed in the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. These are challenging environments, but seeing the difference you can make to the lives of military personnel is immensely rewarding. As such you can enjoy a wide-ranging and varied career in clinical, training and management posts, whilst continuing personal, military and professional development.
There are many rewards that come with being an Army Mental Health Nurse. You’ll be paid a competitive salary, enjoy travel benefits, pension and family support. You will also get the chance to play almost any sport you like and take part adventurous training all over the world.
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