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Supporting staff nurses to train as community specialist district nurse practitioners


In response to martin grey, I think you will find that district nurses have more experience across a broader aspect of care delivery than any other nurse and to suggest that they are not on par with 'a specialist such as a health visitor' then your sadly mistaken. District nurses complete their specialist qualification along side health visitors but they only get 9 months to complete it not like the health visitors who get 12 month and also before applying for the course you have to have at least 2 years community experience however for a health visitor you can apply as a newly qualified nurse! I will put this question to you, if someone in your family became unwell and wanted to stay at home would you want the district nurse to visit who could help with symptom control or would you prefer a health visitor who would talk about a healthier life style? I know which one I would want!

Posted date

4 June, 2014

Posted time

10:16 pm