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Universities may close nursing courses, warn academics


What workforce planning? If it does happen its being done by 1000 chimps locked in a cage tapping away on excel. With an odd banana shaped formula being applied to the cells. Fact is undergraduate nurse training is mostly a waste of time and money for everyone involved. The turn over of nurses, the number leaving the profession after 5 years is enormous. Universities have a vested interest in training as many nurses as possible - they get more money, and employers have a steady stream of wide eyed neophytes ready to join the ranks of the burnt out twice a year. We wouldn't need to train as many if we could actually keep a few more interested in sticking around for ten or twenty years.

Posted date

20 July, 2010

Posted time

6:30 pm