Comment on: Men in nursing
I am a first year student nurse at UWS in Dumfries. Not only am I male, but I am also 54. I really just want to be the best nurse I can be and have had nothing but support from family, friends, classmates and lecturers. After nearly thirty years as a medical rep, I could not be more pleased to be seeing healthcare from the other side. I just wish I had done it years ago.
If only one third are concerned about staffing levels, does this mean that two thirds think we are 'just fine'? Time to get the heads out of the sand...
Maybe the cost of Parliament should be published daily, so that we can see just how (in)efficient they are on a profit and loss basis. Give us the staff and let us do our jobs.
Some interesting comments. I am just embarking on a nursing course. I need to be a nurse. The only way to do that, is to complete a nursing degree. I don't have a choice. I have one degree already, and have been on the planet long enough to know that a degree education changes how one sees and reacts to a given situation. This is true for degree educated nurses too. The process of doing the job stands a better chance of being done well if the reason for doing the job is understood and applied. It is simple logic, really. So stop knocking us for having to get a degree to do what we want and need to do - be nurses.
Hunt is a moral vacuum who will do anything to make himself look big and tough in front of the media.