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#NTtwitchat live debate: Do more degree nurses mean fewer patient deaths?


After Europe-wide research suggested that having a higher proportion of nurses with degrees reduces the likelihood of patient deaths following surgery, we asked the twitter community what they thought the implications might be

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Readers' comments (2)

  • The majority of these degree nurses were mentored by non degree holding nurses the key to reducing mortality is good nurse to patient ratios of well trained / experienced nurses regardless if they have a degree

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  • I don't have degree in nursing, but have been mentoring a lot of student nurses who is doing degrees. some of them are good and some of them need more support and motivation. I can not see the direct link between degree and patients' death rate, what we really need in nursing is get those people into this profession who is really caring, dedicating and committing with right skills and qualifications.

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