Healthcare assistants: the new registration route
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Healthcare assistants: the new registration route

Dinah Gould Professor of applied health, School of Nursing, City University, London
Graham Carr Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health, South Bank University, London
Daniel Kelly Postdoctoral research fellow in cancer nursing, City University/UCL Hospitals, London
Pauline Brown Director of nursing and quality, Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, London

A number of locally organised schemes now exist to help healthcare assistants access programmes leading to qualified nursing status. Although some schemes have been operating for some time, little has been done to evaluate their effectiveness. However, drawing on the literature that has addressed indicators of successful completion among entrants taking a more conventional route into nursing, it is possible to predict which individuals are most likely to complete courses and course-related factors that encourage successful completion.

Nursing Standard. 18, 33, 37-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.


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