Section Two

Learning and Teaching Resources to Support Integration of Mental Health and Addiction in Curricula



This section supports the educator to gain awareness of key assessment processes, tools and other resources that will assist in integrating CASN/CFMHN Entry-to-Practice Mental Health and Addiction Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education in Canada (2015) alongside best practices into the nursing undergraduate curricula.


At the end of this section, the educator will:

  • Understand the extent to which mental health, illness and addiction knowledge and skills are currently integrated throughout the undergraduate nursing curricula.
  • Identify areas in the nursing undergraduate curriculum that require integration of mental health, illness and addiction knowledge, concepts, attitudes and skills, based on the curriculum assessment tool.
  • Develop a personal learning plan for the advancement of one’s own mental health, illness and addiction knowledge and skills.