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Nt editorial felicity stockwell

'We need better communication between academia and practitioners'

In the 1960s, the RCN and other senior nurses were concerned about the lack of influence the nursing profession had with doctors, politicians and the public in negotiating improvements in the organisation and practice of nursing. They explored organisational alternatives and also envisaged career pathways that would include degree-level education, while allowing continuing involvement with patient care, in a similar way to doctors’ training.

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