Who in their right mind would go ahead and train then?
Basically, this is a load of rubbish. The real problem is not about improving the image of nursing and midwifery but about paying us a decent salary and bringing back the bursary. Jane Cummings has completely skirted the real issues here. Rather than employing 165 'nursing and midwifery ambassadors', why not invest this money into training new nurses? It's the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long time.
As for PJ paralysis, this has nothing to do with nurse retention but more to do with the fact that many patients are exhausted from lack of sleep due to noise on the wards. They are so exhausted during the day, it's no wonder they stay in their pyjamas. Lack of sleep is debilitating at the best of times. I speak form experience as a patient. It was exhausting and I was so glad to go home to recover.
Truly astonishing. I'm a nurse and I think it's hilarious. Why can no one take a joke nowadays? Why is everyone offended by the slightest thing?