From Probationer to Professional Practitioner: The Long Walk

Dame Betty Kershaw, Professor Emeritus, University of Sheffield, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (and former President)

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Wednesday, 6th June, 2018
16:00 - 17:30
University of Chester Riverside Campus, CRV016

Nursing Education changed very little in the first 70 years since Miss Nightingale started her work on nurse training. In the following 70 years, roughly coinciding with the foundation of the NHS, there has hardly been a year without change. Some of the debates have been resolved, some forgotten, some persist. But it has been a long walk for all of those who have made the journey, and the walk continues with the present debate around yet another new curriculum consultation. This presentation will explore the progress over the last 70 years, will try to set the disruptions in context and consider several aspects of the changes that could help present-day decision making. [This event was previously scheduled for 2 May.]

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Admission free but booking necessary. Please contact Roger Whiteley (, 01244 511619) to confirm your place and visit: for the latest programme updates.

Please use city centre car parks or public transport for the Riverside Campus (formerly County Hall) and access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. The address is: University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL. The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open between 1pm and 4pm.

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