On the pulse
This Wednesday saw such an explosion of nursing policy announcements that it was difficult to keep up with it all.
Up until this week you might have been vaguely aware of the new “nursing associate” role and could be forgiven for brushing it off as a new term for “assistant practitioners”. After all, the difference has not been immediately clear.
Nursing staff around the country may have started to see and hear a new acronym being bandied about over recent months.
Editor Jenni Middleton discusses this week’s revelations surrounding the nursing associate role
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The winner of this year’s Chief Nursing Officers’ Lifetime Achievement Award was Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu.
Eight years ago I clearly remember being sat in a tutorial group one month before finishing my nursing course. I knew I was going to pass and become qualified but the idea that someone would hire me, over any other applicant, was ludicrous.
In my role, I am privileged to hear about all sorts of great research work by nurses, both in terms of academics being involved in major studies and staff on the ward innovating to identify best practice.
I’m not normally one for the cavalcade of calendar awareness events that have become a bit of a public relations fad over the last decade, but this week was different – it was Health Visitor Week.