References

Glasper A, Carpenter D. Celebrating 100 years of nurse regulation. Br J Nurs. 2019; 28:(22)1490-1491 https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.22.1490

Griffiths P, Recio-Saucedo A, Dall'Ora C The association between nurse staffing and omissions in nursing care: a systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2018; 74:(7)1474-1487 https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13564

Health Education England. Nursing: postgraduate preregistration expansion. Qualitative market research with potential recruitment audiences. 2021. https://https://tinyurl.com/4xumdvvs (accessed 4 October 2021)

Student attrition: why do nursing students leave their course before completion?. 2020. https://tinyurl.com/9r2fejax (accessed 5 October 2021)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals. 2014. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/sg1 (accessed 4 October 2021)

NHS Digital. NHS vacancy statistics England April 2015—June 2021. 2021. https://tinyurl.com/dz43uuww (accessed 4 October 2021)

NHS England/NHS Improvement. The NHS long term plan. 2019. https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk (accessed 4 October 2021)

Rafferty AM, Clarke SP, Coles J Outcomes of variation in hospital nurse staffing in English hospitals: cross sectional analysis of survey data and discharge records. Int J Nurs Stud. 2007; 44:(2)175-182 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.08.003

University of Edinburgh. The University of Edinburgh's Graduate Attributes. 2021. https://tinyurl.com/uxwakckm (accessed 5 October 2021)

Strategies to enhance applications to postgraduate nursing programmes

14 October 2021
6 min read
Volume 30 · Issue 18

Abstract

In the final instalment of his healthcare policy column, emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses a new report that looks at ways to encourage graduates in other disciplines into nursing

An ambitious plan to attract more graduates from other disciplines into pre-registration nursing programmes was launched in July by Health Education England (HEE) (2021).

Ever since the passing of the Nurses Registration Act in December 1919, leading to state registration for appropriately trained nurses, there has been a shortfall in the number of nurses needed to ensure optimum care delivery (Glasper and Carpenter, 2019). The shortfalls were initially attributed to how few of the nursing workforce were allowed to join the register after the Act introduced stringent entry requirements, resulting in the exclusion of many health workers who had previously described themselves as nurses. It was only after the introduction of a national nursing curriculum in the wake of the foundation of the General Nursing Council, the forerunner of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), that nurse education was standardised irrespective of where a nurse was trained.

Register now to continue reading

Thank you for visiting British Journal of Nursing and reading some of our peer-reviewed resources for nurses. To read more, please register today. You’ll enjoy the following great benefits:

What's included

  • Limited access to clinical or professional articles

  • Unlimited access to the latest news, blogs and video content