Why nursing associates need field-specific training
Louise Bowden Teaching and learning intern (children and young people’s nursing), University of Salford
Children’s nurses require specific skills that nursing associates undertaking a generic training programme may not gain
The role of the nursing associate was developed from recommendations in Health Education England’s (HEE) 2015 review Raising the Bar: Shape of Caring, which recognises the vital work done by healthcare support workers in bedside care delivery despite their limited training.
Nursing Children and Young People. 30, 01,16-16. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.30.01.16.s14