Comment on: 'Nursing must learn from its mistakes'
comment 06.53 - what a ridiculous and insulting comment to make. I think you need to check your code of conduct, if indeed you have one.
Comment on: Why is no-one steering nursing off the rocks?
Jenni, I have been saying for the last couple of years that we need to have a national campaign to recruit and retain nurses. Similar campaigns proved successful for teaching so why would this not work for nursing?
Nursing is a tough job, with newly qualified staff facing demands that us old hands never had to face straight away. We need to develop, nurture and lead by example if we are to move the profession on - time for action - let's put nursing and nurses back on the map!
Just as Dr Fallon rightly says that you cannot possibly put all the 0 - 19 range into a 1 year program, you probably couldn't do that in 2 or 3 years either. Similar with everything to do with adult, LD or MH programs, it's life long learning.
Children's nursing has evolved over the years and needs to remain a distinct speciality and qualification. However, there is also a need for a firm grounding - the initial 2 years would surely be basic / general nursing that would be a suitable grounding for an RN going forward.
All change feels a little threatening, we need though to influence and embrace, to make that change a little smoother. PS Written by a children's P2K Nurse
Then perhaps Directors of Nursing will have a stronger voice and stand up and be counted without the clutches of the DOH and political meddling?
Well done Manchester