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Nursing education

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Nursing education news and practice

Regulator drops time limits for completing nurse education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved the removal of mandatory time limits for completing education programmes, handing over the responsibility to universities instead.

In many countries, nurses could provide initial assessment and management

Improving continence care around the world Subscription Required

A review of continence services around the world revealed that a key element in improving care would be the use of trained nurse specialists at the first assessment.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Students set out to prove that 'nursing’s got talent'

Nursing students have put on a show celebrating nurses around the world and featuring acts of poetry, drama and music based around the theme of nursing and care.

Holistic end-of-life care encompasses empathy and dignity, with symptom management

Perceptions of a "good death" in acute hospitals Subscription Required

Many nurses think hospital is not the best place to die, so it is important that they know how best to ensure patients and families experience a “good death”.

Nurses and midwives should feel confident about administering antimicrobials

Assessing knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship Subscription Required

Nurses play an increasingly important role in the administration of antimicrobials so it is vital that they understand how to achieve best outcomes and reduce harm.

Young people 'unaware of Florence Nightingale legacy'

A third of young people do not know why Florence Nightingale is a celebrated figure, according to a new opinion poll that gathered views from the general public about the nursing profession.

Woman with filofax

Nurse shortage leaves agency unable to fill shifts, warns boss

The chief executive of Scotland’s biggest nursing agency has spoken of her “despair” at the shortage of qualified nurses to fill gaps in care.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

New nurse education and training centre opens for Nurses' Day

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has launched a new education and training centre for nurses and midwives.

Nurses criticised at GP practices placed into 'special measures'

A group of GP practices have been placed into special measures after inspectors raised concerns, including a lack of staff learning following safety incidents, failure by nurses to understand mental capacity legislation and outdated training on vaccinations.

Interruptions on drug rounds cause errors

Reducing nurse medicine administration errors Subscription Required

Drug administration errors by nurses are a common cause of patient harm. Simple steps can be taken to cut distractions and improve nurses’ skills in calculating doses.