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Pride and prejudice in nursing education

In this talk, Professor Rafferty will consider the strange ambivalence towards nurses being well educated, particularly in the university sector.


Thursday 26th April at 6.30pm
Pride and prejudice in nursing education
Florence Nightingale was deeply committed to the training of nurses, setting up the Nightingale Training School in 1860 which established the long standing loyalty between hospitals and nursing education. While Nightingale believed in the value of education for nurses she was realistic about its aspirations, rejecting the notion that nurses could be educated in universities on the basis that there was insufficient knowledge in the nursing curriculum. She also argued against nursing being a ‘bookish’ business at the expense of practical supervision and the character of the nurse.

In this talk, Professor Rafferty will consider the strange ambivalence towards nurses being well educated, particularly in the university sector. 2013 will see the move towards a nursing degree as the entry level into practice. But have nurses become ‘too posh to wash’ and is education really the culprit in recent concerns about the quality of nursing care? She will draw on historical and contemporary evidence in arguing why nursing needs to stay in the university sector today.

An illustrated talk by Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Kings College London.
The lecture will be followed by a free glass of wine and an opportunity to view the museum.
Admission price £10.00. (Members of the Florence Nightingale Museum £8.00) To book, please contact Katie Edwards on katie@florence-nightingale.co.uk or 020 7620 0374.


Speaker(s):

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

26 April 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Florence Nightingale Museum
Gassiot House
2 Lambeth Palace Road
London
SE1 7EW
020 7620 0374
http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk

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Tickets:

£10 (£8 for Members)

Available from:

katie@florence-nightingale.co.uk

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