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    confused over titles !!

    ok, peace man! maybe I did fly off the handle a bit, sorry for being a bit sarcy, I just get fed up with having to justify myself all the time, as this is a bloody hard course, especially as half the time the tutors dont seem to know what they want you to do! Anyway, I would love to work in the US at some time, although just to open another can of worms, I saw a terminal patient last week who had been for a radical new cancer op in the US, not that it did him much good, and he said that nurses in the US were very technically skilled,(heart & lung sounds etc) but not as caring as Uk nurses. His opinion not mine!!! Any comments, this is interesting as Uk diploma nurses are accused of being too over-educated and technical compared to their "traditonally trained" colleagues, but US nurse education is way more adademic than UK, so does the care factor get lost?
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    confused over titles !!

    Tina. As a third year diploma student in the UK, I was amazed and disappointed to read your comments of 21st Nov that diploma students are not taught "good nursing care, diseases, or interventions....and spend their first year in college and very little time in clinical areas". This sweeping, and completely untrue statement is typical of RGNs who, rather than support new grads and students prefer to critisise and find fault with everything that they do. I know project 2000 is not perfect, but I do believe that it produces good nurses with the ability to be creative and innovative with care. In fact I have met many diploma nurses who do an excellent job and have inspired me to continue in the face of such negativity. There is already a huge shortage of nurses in the Uk and the drop out rates for students is very high, so isnt it about time that RGNs stopped feeling threatened, remembered that we had no choice in the course that we did, in fact it was your "generation" who designed it, and accepted the fact that we are the future of nursing in the UK, whether you like it or not, and if you are such an excellent nurse, give us the benefit of your wisdom and allow us to be as wonderful as you!
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