Do you need to be a nurse to do ‘Psychedelic Nursing’?

Clinical skills may be needed in certain circumstances and for some types of treatment for example running a line for a Ketamine Infusion, but there is so much more to nursing than clinical training and skills.

I am a registered nurse. However, I have been nursing on and off all of my life!

Let’s look at some nursing characteristics and skills needed for adult nursing according to the NHS recruitment website.
  • Listening and communication 
  • Caring 
  • Judgement 
  • Teaching and advising 
  • Counselling 
  • Managing

These are all skills most of us use on a day to day basis, something as simple as just being a family member or friend we lightly use all of these skills.

The 6Cs of nursing are:

  • Care.
  • Compassion.
  • Competence.
  • Communication.
  • Courage.
  • Commitment.

I made a lovely friend Lucy on a recent retreat and training course in Holland. She was not a nurse, but a therapist and had all of these essential skills.

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Author: PsyNurse

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