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Red flag job ads: nursing qualifications should not be optional for nursing roles

Recruitment trend devalues our profession and underlines why we must protect the title ‘nurse’

This recruitment trend devalues our profession and underlines why we must protect the title ‘nurse’

Does a chief nurse at a trust need a nursing qualification?

And should any job with ‘nurse’ in the title be advertised as open to others who have ‘equivalent’ qualifications?

Senior nursing roles are open to people who have never worked as a nurse

A number of recent job adverts have suggested that you do not need to hold a nursing qualification to apply for a senior nursing position. One such advert, for an assistant director of nursing, was open to allied health professionals (AHPs) on the Health and Care Professions Council register.

This presents a number of issues.

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