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News that financial support for student nurses is back on the agenda will be welcomed by many across the profession. But agenda items don’t necessarily translate into action.
Despite her assertion in 2010 that “there’s no doubt about it, registered nurses should have degrees”, the Rt Honourable Anne Milton MP has now expressed “regret” over the move to university-based ...
Apprenticeships may offer a new route into nursing, but they cannot replace full-time university education
An interview with Anne Milton, minister for apprenticeships and skills, has caused something of a storm in the profession, and in particular among educationalists.
As a senior lecturer in nursing for over 15 years I have supported many students, but some leave lasting memories.
The mentor role has been pivotal in practice learning for nursing and midwifery since the 1980s. Many registrants have been mentored as students and then gone on to become mentors. Some, like me, have made mentorship an area of expertise, supporting many mentors to facilitate students’ learning and assess them.
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As an academic teaching undergraduate nursing students, the levels of stress that they are often placed under does cause huge concern.
The Open University recently published a report on barriers to entry to nursing. Although this highlighted a number of factors identified by prospective students, it was the suggestion that university entry requirements act as a significant blocker which seems to have attracted the most attention.
We know that mentors find the assessment of healthcare students difficult. With limited time to perform the role and balancing this against the ever-increasing demands and workload, it can feel like one responsibility too many for busy nurses.
Last week, I was delighted to attend the inaugural National Student Nurse Congress organised by Nikki Yun, an intensive care staff nurse from St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Sometimes I go for a walk in the local cemetery. I like to wander round looking at old headstones and wondering about the lives of the dead. I’m often drawn to a small one in the middle of a patch of grass that simply has a name, an age, 8, and a date, 1934. Immediately sad isn’t it? Compounded by the fact that the grave was all on its own.