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Tommy Chamberlain

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  • Comment on: Nursing associates ‘not substitutes’ for nurses, warn unions

    Tommy Chamberlain's comment 19 April, 2016 10:31 am

    What about the real quality support staff who would love to go to university , but have not got that option to finance?

    Yes in an ideal world trusts would second individuals, but is doesnt happen. I would be more concerned by the lack of nurses undermining yours and patients safety, than wether you as an individual is being undermined.
    I am studying for a foundation degree under the associate practitioner guise as i genuinely hope to become a nurse. I certainly would not described myself as sub standard, and given the quality of some of the so called student nurses on placement i feel ahead of their development.

    I have been told that those who still have the old diploma in nursing have technically got a lower form of education than those with an associate title.

    I would much rather educate those that are in a job and want to devolop than those who have very little life experience or see uni as a way to a full time and stable job.