A London-based nurse has been learning winter survival skills in Norway while also following in the footsteps of famous wartime raiders who helped halt the Nazi’s atomic bomb programme.
The University of South Wales has formalised a working agreement with an armed forces nursing college in South Korea to train healthcare professionals in disaster response.
A “contentious” proposal by the nursing regulator to allow nurses and midwives to gain prescribing qualifications at earlier points in their careers is still due to go ahead under final plans, but registrants will need to provide evidence they are competent before beginning programmes.
Restrictions are set to be lifted on the quantity of simulation activities that universities can use, despite previous opposition to plans to remove a cap on the number of hours that students spent on this form of learning.
Universities are set to be given more time by the regulator to introduce revised pre-registration nursing courses in line with new education standards.
Having more nursing staff educated to degree level providing treatment is linked to better outcomes in surgical patients with dementia, according to US researchers.
More than a hundred student nurses have been told they will not receive any further loan instalments for their living costs this academic year, following an error by the company that distributes the money, it has been claimed.
A second cohort of support workers has started a foundation degree course run by independent provider Virgin Care.
The RCN Foundation has announced that three education grants providing up to £5,000 in funding are now open for applications.
Student nurses at the University of Surrey are being given the chance to work at one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals under a new partnership agreement.