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Leaders may escape degree demand


I am appalled by Jacqueline de Laporte's comments. Who do you think you are? Does your degree replace the ongoing education (most of which is at level 3) and expertise learnt from years of experience, I think not? Do you ask everyone you speak to if they have a degree or higher before deciding whether to carry on with your interaction with them? I'm afraid I don't respect someone just because they have a degree, respect is earned. You are very naive, and hopefully you can learn from you own forthcoming experience during your nursing career and drop this academic snobbery. I am not adverse to nurses being educated to degree level, it is time to move on, but all nurses are aware of EBP these days and you cannot keep your registration up without evidence of continuing education. I have an MSc which I needed to get the 'piece of paper', but I kept myself up to date anyway with the ability to critically analyse, due to undertaking a research module as part of my ongoing education. I didn't need a degree to tell me that.

Posted date

15 September, 2010

Posted time

10:29 pm


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