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Your Views: What areas of teaching need to be addressed to better prepare students for the workplace?

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What areas of teaching need to be addressed to better prepare students for the workplace?

What areas of teaching need to be addressed to better prepare students for the workplace?

- ‘Students need more placements in acute settings and longer training around management of patients in their third year. Good mentorship from nurses throughout is a must’
Laura-Lee Leatherbarrow, KSF nursing competency lead, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital Trust

- ‘Nursing students need a skin-thickening regime to prepare them for bullies, at least diploma-level typing and computer skills and a dollop of humour to prepare them for the myriad delights of nursing in the 21st century’
Stephen Weeks, mental health liaison nurse, Fieldhead Hospital, South West Yorkshire NHS Trust

- ‘It’s not just down to the academic side – there’s no consistency in practice. Mentors and assessors need support to ensure rigorous standards are met and maintained’
Ian Pierce-Hayes, cardiac specialist nurse, Wirral University Teaching Hospital

- ‘The standard of any product does not depend on manufacturing solely. One cannot make a silk purse from a sow’s ear: raise the entry standards’
Maria Gough, senior nurse practitioner, Harlow NHS Walk-in Centre


If you have strong views about topical nursing issues, join our panel of readers
who contribute to Your Views by emailing
your name, job title and place of work to richard.evans@emap.com

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