Two levels of practice: meeting professional or workforce needs
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Two levels of practice: meeting professional or workforce needs

Diane Cockayne Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
Grace Davis Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
Lynn Kenyon Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

The introduction of Project 2000 raised the stature of nursing education to that of the university-based training for other healthcare professionals. Historically, nursing workforce needs have been satisfied by the manipulation of the requirements to enter training, different levels of training and by the recruitment of trained nurses from abroad. This article examines issues regarding the level of training and education required to enable nurses to be fit for practice.

Nursing Standard. 21, 27,44-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.03.21.27.44.c4531

Correspondence

L.Kenyon@shu.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review