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Supporting staff nurses to train as community specialist district nurse practitioners


"Nursing in the home is fundamentally different to nursing in other settings and district nurses are experts in their field." You lost me after that sentence. What could be really useful was that if 3 or 4 years of nurse education - I don't care what you call it , degree, certificate, diploma - the newly qualified nurse actually had some relevant and well developed physical assessment skills and confidence to get on with the job. Personally, when I'm a old gimmer I want someone with 10 years experience in ITU to come and change my dressings and give me an injection, forget the 'specialist' community nurse. And your wrong Martin, ANY management training would be of use to nurses expected to do management.

Posted date

25 April, 2010

Posted time

1:42 pm