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McNewPants2013 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:23:04

I think it is a good way to ensure that the patients get good quality nurses.

A year as a HCP before commencing a degree in nursing sound a brilliant policy.

DizzyZebra Wed 24-Apr-13 13:11:03

I can see benefits, but how is it going to help care when they won't take on more staff?

And tbh, some people are just arseholes, a year of having to be good at the bottom isn't going to change that for some.

The nurses I know would be fantastic with or without this.

DorisIsWaiting Wed 24-Apr-13 13:53:01

Bravo KevinFoley really well put!

I left nursing as I wasn't happy with the standard of care I was being forced to give, due to the other pressures on my time and a ridiculous staff Patient ratio.

This policy is effectively the emperor's new clothes. Student Nurses primarily spend their first years at uni and on ward placements learning to care for patients, the specialist (A&E / ITU/ Burns etc) knowledge largely comes post qualification.

I can still remember feeding and being fed by fellow students before going to the wards (first few weeks of uni) so we knew how it felt to be vulnerable and fed (think we were blindfolded at one point too).

The biggest problem facing the NHS is sicker older patients, low staffing levels and a lack of beds so everything has to be done yesterday with no time for patients.

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