Not again! Graduate debate

Wheeler, Mike
May 2004
British Journal of Nursing;5/13/2004, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p533
Academic Journal
This article presents information on the debate to make British nursing a totally graduated based profession. The Royal College of Nursing appears to suggest that in other countries, where degree-level nurse education is the norm, the quality of nursing care is better. That is a compelling argument until one start to consider the different ways that other countries fund and organize their own healthcare systems. The implication that graduate-level nurse education alone improves patient care is misleading. However, it could be suggested that the benefits of appropriate and relevant degree-level nurse education are enhanced if a healthcare system really wants to utilize them.


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