From acute to primary care

A free online resource from the Queen’s Nursing Institute has been designed to make it easier for nurses to change roles to work in general practice

A free online resource from the Queen’s Nursing Institute has been designed to make it easier for nurses to change roles to work in general practice.

Abstract

Moving from secondary to primary care nursing may feel like a daunting prospect, but a new resource from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) could help to make the transition smoother.

‘Nursing in the community can be very different to a hospital,’ says QNI director of programmes Anne Pearson. ‘You’re on your own much more, so you need to be confident about your decision-making skills.’

Transition to General Practice Nursing is a free online learning resource designed to support nurses who are new to the specialism. The comprehensive guide includes chapters on working safely, teamwork and developing your career.

‘It’s a good introduction to the role,’ says Ms Pearson.

‘It’s also a security blanket for those starting off as a general practice nurse. We hope that nurses new to the role will turn to it when they feel unsure, with relevant chapters reinforcing what they already know.’

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This article was first published in print in Nursing Standard: volume 30, issue 27

 

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