Hi I am new to this forum, I have recently started on the First contact programme and have heard some devastating news: Nurse Practitioners are not happy about this programme, I dont know if it is because they fear we will take over their jobs or they may have to take further courses to compete or if they feel they have been short changed.
I am sure this must be wrong as Nurses stick together right, I mean imagine I was a Nurse Practitioner a few years ago and wanted to improve my skills by doing something like, prescribing and the Doctor's all went NO, NO, NO, how would the Nurse feel? how much harder would it be for her to get her new skills?
I dont want to compete with the Nurse Practioner, I have no particular axe to grind, I feel all nurses should stick together, fight for what we want-better patient care-regardless of how we got there, learn from each other and build on the nursing profession, get more recognition for the job we do and with better pay .
surely that is what all Nurses want?