#WeNurses - Thursday 4th October 2018 8pm (GMT Standard Time) What's the alternative? Exploring diverse nursing careers

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Nursing is a wide and divers profession with many areas of specialism ... no two nursing roles are the same.  If we simply take the Adult nurse job profile (Prospects 2018) and consider it in regard to our own roles: 

"Adult nurses care for adult patients who are suffering from a variety of health conditions, ranging from minor injuries and ailments, to acute and long-term illnesses and diseases. They support recovery by using care plans, carrying out care procedures and assessments, and evaluating and focusing on the needs of the patient rather than the illness or condition."

Does this describe what you do as a nurse? The chances are it doesn't ! 

Nurses work in a variety of different settings, from wards, clinics, call centres, community, offices, occupational health, technology, health assessing, public health, health promotion, education, sales etc. and we do a variety of different things from direct patient care to health promotion and from education to development of technology and innovation. So how do we encourage more nurses to explore the diversity of nursing ? How can we embrace non- traditional settings for nursing? How has this diversity changed the nursing profession?  And how does the revalidation process support nurses in alternative settings? 

Thank you to Claire Sutton (@Claire_Advanced) who suggested this as a #WeNurses topic and the questions below which we will be exploring during the tweetchat: 

What area of nursing do you work in?

What alternative settings for nurses can youthink of?

How does nurse education and training prepare nurses for working in non-traditional settings?

How does the revalidation process support nurses working in non-traditional settings?

How can nurses keep up a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical skills when working in one particular area or setting?

What does the future of nursing look like with regards to the sort of places nurses will be working?

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