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Janet Davies: Our duty to help students safely blossom

Providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and grow will ensure nursing continues to be a dynamic, innovative and highly skilled profession, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.

Providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and grow will ensure nursing continues to be a dynamic, innovative and highly skilled profession, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies

New nursing students will soon get their first experience of working in our communities and on our wards. This year will see a wider range of students, as well as a potential increase in numbers as more apprentices join established university students.

Nursing education is going through many changes. As well as new routes into nursing, new roles have emerged, bursaries in England have been removed, and new standards for nursing education are being drafted.

As most of us remember, it is the quality of clinical placements that shaped our practice and influenced our career choices. Despite the advances and benefits of simulation training, nothing can replace the knowledge

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