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When you first start a nursing course, you are asked countless times, “why do you want to be a nurse?”. Some answer it without thinking; for others it takes more time.
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We go into the exam room, leave our bags, coats and scarves at the door and wander around the maze of tables to find the correct, alphabetically allocated chair. The time starts and papers are turned over.
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We speak Philip Keeley, director of undergraduate education at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Manchester.
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