NHS England has pledged to review clinical placement activity for nursing students and explore whether innovative approaches, such as group coaching, will help boost the number of undergraduates signing up to the profession.
Plans to introduce a new online nursing degree in England have moved a step forward as health bosses announce a new timeline for development of the programme.
Returning the £85m ripped out of career progression budgets for nurses in England has been revealed as a key part of the new national strategy for addressing nursing shortages.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the transport of critically ill patients should receive training in transfer medicine and gain experience in a supernumerary capacity, according to new guidance.
A proposed reduction in university tuition fees would not benefit many nursing students or boost numbers coming into the profession, educators have said in response to a major review.
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Trusts across England will be offering an additional 5,000 plus placements this autumn, fulfilling a pledge made in the NHS long-term plan earlier this year, Nursing Times understands.
A student nurse has been praised for saving the life of a man using techniques she had learnt just weeks before on her course at Northumbria University.
Nursing staff need better training in identifying sepsis, warn leading nurses, who are speaking out to coincide with a powerful patient presentation at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual conference.
A websiste designed to boost retention of nurses in the NHS by helping them plan their careers and identify new areas of practice to move into has been launched.