reply to post by HelenConway
Let me address some of your points about nurse training
Nurses now train in a pack of up to 500
there was 30 in my class, 24 of us finished.
They do not do paediatrics/ psychiatry/ obstetrics/ community/ theatre / A and E / ITU in their training.
We have what we call “branch entries” that means that we are split into three main groups Adult nurses, Peadiactics and Mental health, midwifery
is almost now totally seprate form nursing. As a Adult nurse I will not work or be in contact with any peadiactrics so I am not trained in that area
or had ot work with kids. However there is a lot of cross over with mental health and I did have a psych placement.
In additon to that I had A&E, HDU, and community placements as well as a few others that I wont bore you with . The NMC makes it a requirement that
all student nurses have a good mix of placements and spend 50% of ther time in practice and 50% in uni.
I love that you accuse me of arrogance yet you presume to tell me about my job and my triaing yet you have no experience of it yourself.
You have a terrible training and everyone has a BSc these days - it means very little
Actually we do get lots of what I call “silly degrees” you know like photography, marketing, media studdies and so on. That “terrible thing”
I have has got me a pretty good and stable job so to me it means quite alot and i worked very hard to get it
Nurses do not have the clinical input and experience they used to have in their training,
No we have more much more, it used to be you spent a week in a collage then went out into a war where you were treated like a slave for a few weeks
then back to college again.
Now Its is a professional degree where we teach students the most contempary theory and practice available with imput form a range of experts.
The reason that they were taken out of schools of nursing is that it is much much cheaper to train in the ''university'' system.
Again also totally worng the reason its now a degree entry job is because you need to have a brain to to the job, in the 70’s it was “yes
doctor” or “ok matron” now its “well what does the evidance base behind this care have to say and how will it impact on my professional
practice and registration”. We have moved form the doctors hand maidon to the thinking nursing profesional, that’s why we need to be in the
universities as well as a whole load of other reasons.
On the wards - there are few nurses and mainly care assistants,
Depends on the area you are in and the demands of that area, there are almost always more Nurses on shift than health care assistants and in some
areas there might be only one HCA if any but we couldnt do our jobs with out them.
Basically you know absolutly nothing about Nursing because your not a nurse yet you presume to know it all, it’s a really pathetic charictar trait
that you should really check.
edit on 12-5-2013 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)
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