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Professor Dame Jessica Corner: 'We need to combat negativity – nursing is a wonderful career'

As the Council of Deans of Health chair prepares to stand down from her role after three years, she tells Nursing Standard why she supports the introduction of tuition fees for undergraduate nursing degrees, and remains cautious about the new nursing associate role.
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As the Council of Deans of Health chair prepares to stand down from her role after three years, she tells Nursing Standard why she supports the introduction of tuition fees for undergraduate nursing degrees, and remains cautious about the new nursing associate role

Nurse education is undergoing major change in 2017, with new nursing associate and nursing degree apprenticeship routes to registration, as well as proposed changes to education standards. On top of this, undergraduate nursing degrees in England will, as of September, rely on a model of tuition fees and student loans, bringing nursing in line with related subjects such as medicine.

While this move is highly controversial, the outgoing chair of the Council of Deans of Health (CoDH), Professor Dame Jessica Corner, believes it is the right decision. Despite some

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