Why nursing associates need field-specific training
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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

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