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Quality assurance and UK nurse education.

Hogston, R., Watson, R., Norman, I., Stimpson, A., Sanderson, D. and O'Reilly, J. (2006) Quality assurance and UK nurse education. Nursing Standard, 20 (27). pp. 41-7. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

AIM: To evaluate the quality assurance model for nursing education in the United Kingdom (UK) for the first nine months after the inception in 2002 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

METHOD: A specially designed questionnaire was administered to representatives of higher education institutions where nurse education took place and representatives of the NMC in all four countries of the UK.

RESULTS: Quality assurance activity had taken place across the UK, mostly in the shape of validation events. Quality assurance events proceeded largely as expected by higher education and NMC representatives. There was a statistically significant trend towards greater preparedness and knowledge for validation and satisfaction with the new quality assurance procedures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compared with England.

CONCLUSION: At the time of this study the new quality assurance procedures were less than 12 months old and there may have been resistance to change in England where the changes were greatest.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2010 16:51
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2010 16:51
Published Version: http://nursingstandard.rcnpublishing.co.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: RCN Publishing
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10453

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