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It's widely understood that access to mental health services is largely dependent on trained personnel being available for those needing help. As mental illness becomes more common and seeking treatment becomes more accepted, finding professionals to treat patients is becoming a problem.
One solution is being offered by a group called Nursing's Voice, which is led by the Faye McBeath Foundation and which receives national support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Northwest Health Foundation and through the Partners Investing in Nursing's Future program. Nursing's Voice hopes to bring together funding, education, and employers of nurses in Milwaukee.
As part of the program, Alverno College has launched an advanced practice registered nurses' program in the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing to train nurses to become psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. There are currently 30 graduate students in the curriculum, who will soon add to the state's workforce of only 19 nurse practitioners with mental health specialty.
Other colleges are joining the program, including Marquette University's College of Nursing, Cardinal Stritch University Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing.
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