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We've all heard these conversations both in real life and we see them very often still on Twitter too...
Can we please please please stop telling student nurses they need ward experience before going into community another initial meeting with a student wanting to try community nursing ……. Yet again given out dated and incorrect information #outdated #choseyourownpath #community— Amanda Hayden QUEENS NURSE SPQDN District Nurse (@amhay70) April 24, 2022
So we asked if it was time to talk about it together...
We have been exploring a joint chat with @WeStudentNurse to explore anecdotal feedback that students don't favour being NQN in community nursing?— WeCommNurses 💙 (@WeCommNurses) March 25, 2022
Do you think this would make a good next #WeCNs chat and what topics shall we cover together? pic.twitter.com/3myWZ35XnQ
The answer was overwhelming and a somewhat frustrated YES.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council's pre-registration standards are applicable to a variety of healthcare settings including the community.
Yet, there seems to remain a misconception of the support given to NQNs in community or there are other reasons beyond the "risks" of perceived NQN community autonomy or the "deskilling" mantra that we still hear:
I've found this even amongst students with no hospital experience. Out of a cohort of 65, only 4 of us have opted to do more community placements. There is a stigma of deskilling or 'what will I learn' if not in a hospital. Ppl are genuinly suprised how much is done in community.— Trudi G 💙 (@_TrudiTweets) March 18, 2022
This chat is designed to get to the bottom of some of the myths and to create a combined resource of understanding to support increased awareness and confidence for students to explore joining us as NQN in the community.
- What do you think is behind the view that ward experience is needed before entering community nursing?
- What are the benefits of NQNs going into the community?
- What roles are available for NQNs in the community?
- How can we encourage more NQN to apply to community positions?
- What barriers are there for NQNs working in the community?
- What does a NQN need to thrive in the community?
- Where do student placements fit in, is there work to be done here?
- What advice would you give a third-year student nurse who is undecided about applying for a community position?
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