By Moya Jolley (auth.), Moya Jolley MA(Ed), BSc(Econ), DipEd, SRN, RNT, Dip in Nursing Education (Lond), Peta Allan MA, DipFEd, SRN, ONC, RNT, FBIM (eds.)

The editors' purpose within the construction of this e-book used to be to supply a pragmatic photo of the current country of nursing. This has been offered from a couple of assorted yet inter-linked views. The a long time because the inception of the nationwide health and wellbeing provider were ones of vital swap, either in society at huge and within the box of health and wellbeing care. The interval has witnessed political, fiscal, social, medical and technological swap occurring ever extra speedily; when, by way of health and wellbeing care, call for and expectancies proceed to extend apace. Nursing, through the interval, has been inspired through, and has replied to, those triumphing impacts, and maintains to take action. individuals to this quantity have sought to ascertain intensive many of the present concerns in nursing this present day. every one bankruptcy examines a selected factor within the present nursing context and is, accordingly, in a position to status by myself. yet thought of jointly the chapters permit many facets of the present debate on, and improvement of, nursing to be visible as a complete. it truly is was hoping that this e-book will serve primary reasons. First, to stimulate debate and task through all nurses of their specific sphere of impact, and within the wider global of nursing. moment, it goals to notify these project pre-or post-registra­ tion nursing programmes and hence help their figuring out of the country of nursing.

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After consideration of these responses, the UKCC decided in May 1988 that further work was required before firm decisions could be taken on the appropriate way forward. THE NEED FOR A DIFFERENT VIEW The purpose of nursing education is to develop an individual's knowledge skills and attitudes to meet the needs of patients and clients. It is also about leadership, both on a personal level, and to encourage and enable others to develop their abilities to meet the public's needs and the needs of the profession.

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This chapter has included but a few of the many. But the same question 44 Nursing education - a luxury or necessity? is pertinent to all of them. How will the profession itself respond to the challenge which they represent? The Government has endorsed the proposals for educational reform as set out in Project 2000. These include: the need for pre-registration preparation to enable the nurse to practise in institutional and non-institutional settings; the provision of an eighteen-month common foundation programme for all student nurses followed by a further eighteen-month programme in nursing of the adult, the child, persons with mental handicap or in mental health; the need for students to have supernumerary status for the greater part of their time and receive non-means tested NHS bursaries; the move towards one new level of registered nurse; the development of a range of support workers; and the widening of the entry gate to nursing programmes.

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