Now nurses are Going for Gold

Apparently nursing is to become graduate entry. Which I guess means that as well as providing high standards of health care they will also need to be able to write essays about it. According to the Health Minister,  “Degree-level education will provide new nurses with the decision-making skills they need to make high-level judgements in the transformed NHS”. I’m curious to know if there has ever been a study that shows that people with degrees are better decision-makers able to make high-level judgements? As far as I’m aware decision-making is not usually examined as part of most academic degree courses. Anyway, it should all help ensure that non-academic children who may well be excellent carers are excluded from the profession. Still, at least the quality of documentation of why patients have failed to recover should improve as a result of this new initiative?

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