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Future Forum nurse "shocked" by inconsistencies in training


One reason I am in my post is because I was undergoing an MSc when I applied, or else I wouldn't have even had been offered an interview. My training was in the days of no diploma or degree. I am highly thought of and do my job very well. In view of this I have persuaded my head of dept to change the job description to 'degree or relevant clinical experience'. I didn't complete my MSc due to family illness, and had that been the case at the time of applying, I wouldn't have had the interview or the job. I managed to make my head of dept realise that they were excluding nurses with a wealth of experience, with updated knowledge, from applying for any future posts. It is extremely important for nurses to be given the opportunity to keep up to date throughout their career and it is appauling that there are no national standards, yet the NMC seem to expect this without any facilitation. It was so different under the GNC, where standards were national, I seem to remember.

Posted date

29 August, 2011

Posted time

0:18 am


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