‘If we loosen the national grip on planning and professional education, we must ensure nurses and HCA colleagues do not become mere workers’
One of the main characteristics of science - including medicine and nursing - is continuous questioning, development and progress. We do not treat diseases in the same way as we did 100 years ago - so why are we reinventing nurse training in the early 1900s model?
There is one sentence in the report of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery that encapsulates the vision for nursing. It says: “The new cadre of all graduate RNs should provide linchpin clinical leadership, coordinate and closely supervise care delivery, and deliver some complex care.”