Child and adolescent mental health nursing requires a high level of specialised knowledge, skills, and clinical experience. The Clinical Competency Assessment Scale in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing (CCAS-CAMHN) is a reliable and valid tool for assessing your competency in nursing for children and adolescents with mental health problems. It is based on the competency model in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing in Japan. This scale can be used for self-evaluation and to review the outcomes of educational interventions for nurses.
Please refer to the following scientific papers for further information on the development of the scale.
Funakoshi, A., Miyamoto, Y., Tsuchiya, T., & Tsunoda, A. (2023). Development of the clinical competency assessment scale in child and adolescent mental health nursing. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 10.1111/jpm.13014. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.13014.