Daniel Dennehy: Students buy our essays because they cannot afford to fail
A recent Nursing Standard investigation revealed growing concern about cheating on nursing courses. Daniel Dennehy of UK Essays, a company that sold more than 600 essays to nursing students last year, argues that the pressures on students mean the trend is set to increase
Nursing has changed almost beyond recognition in the past 50 years. While nurses are still expected to have a hands-on approach, they often take on duties that were once carried out by doctors, such as writing prescriptions or providing specialist care for conditions including heart disease and diabetes. As a result, training programmes have become more sophisticated, and many more nurses now hold a degree.
Some degree courses have come under fire...