The Good Old Days of Nurse Training: Rose-tinted or Jaundiced View?

McKenna, Hugh, Thompson, David, Watson, Roger and Norman, Ian (2006) The Good Old Days of Nurse Training: Rose-tinted or Jaundiced View?. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43 2: 135-137. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.09.007

Author McKenna, Hugh
Thompson, David
Watson, Roger
Norman, Ian
Title The Good Old Days of Nurse Training: Rose-tinted or Jaundiced View?
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7489
Publication date 2006-02-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.09.007
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 2
Start page 135
End page 137
Total pages 3
Editor Ian Norman
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
Abstract First paragraph: As a profession we are disadvantaged with a descriptive verb for what we do—namely nursing! Many people feel that nursing is common sense, a trait with which you are born, that the caring woman next door can do it expertly and that kindness, respect and compassion are the main criteria for becoming a nurse. In the 21st century, these traits are important but they do not make a competent and professional nurse. To meet present and future health and social care challenges, nurses must also be analytical, assertive, creative, competent, confident, computer literate, decisive, reflective, embracers of change and the critical doers and consumers of research. Most of these qualities were not inculcated in the old apprenticeship system of nurse training.
Keyword nursing
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Available online 26 October 2005

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