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Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson

Student Nurse (Adults)

Male

Undertaking Bsc (Hons) degree,Work Based Learning Adult Nursing, also working 2 days a week as a Band4 AP in the community.

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Comments (4)

  • Comment on: Chancellor confirms nurse education funding reform

    Andrew Dawson's comment 25 November, 2015 7:33 pm

    More uncertainty for the progression of Assistant Practitioners.

  • Comment on: NHS trusts report staff shortages worst in specialist roles

    Andrew Dawson's comment 12 September, 2015 8:13 am

    As a band 4 community assistant Practitioner, I have applied for the NHS fast track nursing course, an 18-24 month training programme designed for my community (or accute if I worked in such a unit) experience to enable me to become a registerd nurse by building on the skills and knowledge I have learnt over the last 6 years of practice in the NHS. For me this is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed. Sounds like the SEN to RGN conversion in different clothing.

  • Comment on: Exclusive: Nurse training review will focus on CPD and HCAs, says chair

    Andrew Dawson's comment 4 July, 2014 6:49 am


    As a CAP I find there is usually some training available but the same old problem pops up, sorry we are short of staff so we can't release you for training. The other situation which is becoming ever more annoying and frankly patronising is that many registered nurses see the CAP as treading on their toes. It's almost like protectionism, just because I don't have a full degree does not me I can't be given the right training to do a job. Many CAP's and HCA's I know could, with the right support and training do a better job than some of the trained nurses I come into contact with. You don't need a degree to be a very good and capable nurse. But we do need the right support and training. Come on Mr Willis, look at the resources available at your finger tips.

  • Comment on: Exclusive: Nurse training review will focus on CPD and HCAs, says chair

    Andrew Dawson's comment 3 July, 2014 9:52 pm

    Andy, Norfolk
    As a CAP I find there is usually some training available but the same old problem pops up, sorry we are short of staff so we can't release you for training. The other situation which is becoming ever more annoying and frankly patronising is that many registered nurses see the CAP as treading on their toes. It's almost like protectionism, just because I don't have a full degree does not me I can't be given the right training to do a job. Many CAP's and HCA's I know could, with the right support and training do a better job than some of the trained nurses I come into contact with. You don't need a degree to be a very good and capable nurse. But we do need the right support and training. Come on Mr Willis, look at the resources available at your finger tips.