A new approach to mentoring that has allowed an NHS trust in Great Yarmouth to double its number of student nurse placements is to be extended across all departments in the organisation, marking further support for the model in the region.
The forthcoming removal of student bursaries in England has prompted an increase in the number of applications from universities to run nursing and midwifery courses, the professional regulator has said.
A mixed picture is emerging of the impact of the move from bursaries to loans for student nurses in England, with placements seen as a pivotal factor, according to an investigation by Nursing Times.
Student nurses are being encouraged to adopt a project led by a group of trainees in Manchester that aims to improve support during placements, following its success across the city.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed to launch a consultation on new standards for nurse education, based on draft plans published last week.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched its consultation on pre-registration training standards for nurses, urging members of the profession to take part and help “shape the future of education”.
Nursing students at the University of Suffolk will be able to undertake practice placements at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust from September.
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed a number of major changes to nurse education being considered by the UK regulator, but has raised concerns about proposals on training for new mentorship roles and the removal of medicines management standards.
‘Refreshed’ preceptorship programme launched in ScotlandVideoSubscription
A continuing professional development programme for newly-qualified nurses and midwives in Scotland has been relaunched today.
Newly-qualified mental health nurses are not being adequately trained for the role, while mentoring and supervision of students and staff are being undervalued and given too little funding, a new workforce report has found.