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Thousands more nursing associates and nurses to train each year, pledges Hunt


"So we are going back to the 'in service' training of old. There was nothing wrong with that" NHSFT 'growing their own' , training local people who are less likely to move on...sound so familiar. Nursing Associates- taking us back to the 50's, but sanitising the reintroduction of what is in effect the SEN by sending them to University. I have no issue with the degree, but should be a 1-2 year post registration requirement to be done while employed, within 2 or 3 years of the completion of the RGN qualification date and paid for by the trust, if the degree is here to stay. Putting low paid workers in debt for years is ludicrous and counterproductive. Those like me who trained in the 70s and 80s saw this coming. Over reliance on foreign staff and poor staff ratios. The days of 2 or 3 students from each year populating the off duty ,supporting each other and still 'mentored' by qualified staff reporting to the Ward Sister worked. Very few unequipped nurses made it to exams!

Posted date

4 October, 2017

Posted time

8:32 pm