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, 3rd April, 2019
16:00 - 17:30
University of Chester Riverside Campus

In this centenary year of the introduction of nurse registration in the UK, Professor Dame Betty Kershaw will reflect on the changing nature of British nurse education.

Nursing Education changed very little in the first 70 years since Miss Nightingale started her work on nurse training. In the 70 years after, 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 last 70 years trying to set the disruptions in context and considering several aspects of the changes that could help present-day decision making.  

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Historical Society

The University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social history is welcome to attend.

Admission free but booking necessary.

Please contact Roger Whiteley (r.whiteley@chester.ac.uk, 01244 511619) to confirm your place.

There is no car parking available at 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 Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum will also be open between 1pm and 4pm.

Dame Betty Kershaw