Surely the model has to change? We have a highly developed educated nursing workforce now, covering all sorts of assessment, diagnosis and treatment roles.
We cannot find, nor afford to pay, sufficient people of that level to safely supervise and care for everyone who comes through our doors.
We have to utilise supervisory models that ensure all patients have their care co-ordinated by a highly skilled nurse, but more tasks are carried out by junior staff, overseen by the team leader.
When I trained students provided a huge amount of that care. That is not necessarily the right model but it allowed the trained staff to supervise.
As with many other professions or vocations at the moment there needs to be better investment in quality training and development for all grades of staff, so care support workers have career progression, and registered nurses have reliable aides.
How long did it take to work this out
The article quite clearly states that the number of new domestic registrants continues to fall, but there has been a slight improvement in retaining more experienced registrants. Most of the rise in numbers comes from abroad.
It also states that the full impact of removing the bursary has probably not been felt, the number of applicants for nursing courses continues to fall.
Not exactly sure how this is propoganda or how any other figures could be used.
I'm hoping CLIPP will catch on and there will be a culture of life long learning and mentorship on the wards again.
Senior members of ward teams are always chased for results, but not always supported in delivering those results.
Encouraging imaginative leadership and devolved teaching plans might put wards back on track.
Nothing new here. We did this throughout our training and qualified ready to take on the role of registered nurse.
But I'm not complaining, it's high time Benner came back in fashion. (Novice to expert)