Nurse education and training
The Royal College of Nursing is urging prospective student nurses to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia before starting university, as the W strain continues to rise.
New figures revealing a drop in nursing student numbers have escalated fears about the future of the profession already in the grip of a staffing crisis.
Student nurses of all disciplines at the University of Northampton will be taught skills in mental health “first aid” to help them spot crucial warning signs of problems like depression and anxiety in both themselves and their patients.
A student nurse has criticised a “loop hole” in the bursary system that has left her struggling to make ends meet for taking time out from her studies to recover from mental health problems.
Nursing needs to undergo a gender-neutral “rebranding” to break down barriers stopping men entering the profession, researchers have urged after it emerged less than 10% of student nurses in Scotland were male.
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A key challenge for the first wave of trainee nursing associates has been “limited understanding and acceptance” of the controversial new role among colleagues, an independent evaluation has found.
Learning disability nursing students who qualified for a bursary have admitted they may not have embarked on their studies if the funding was not available.
Hydration and nutrition has improved among care home residents following a programme of tailored support provided by a clinical commissioning group, according to an evaluation.
The NHS in England is facing up to a 35% shortfall in learning disability nurses by 2020 unless action is taken to address the current education and recruitment “crisis”, according to an official analysis.