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'Clearing up poo will not help me learn' - student nurses reject basic care


I recall when project 2000 started student nurses were being fed the believe by schools of nursing that they would be prescribers of care and not deliverers of care. Is this still the underlying principle? Problem is nurses need to have credibility and to have this they need to have good experience of basic care that they are expecting others to deliver. You won't maintain good standards on a ward when you're eventually in charge if you don't get your hands dirty once in a while. (or twice). Having said this I do feel that students get a raw deal when qualified staff are working under such pressure that they are expected to be everything to every body. Protected time was mentioned - we wish!!

Posted date

4 November, 2009

Posted time

8:49 am