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Nursing is in crisis

Watch the introductive video to the Nursing in Crisis short course, with lead educator Kim Craig.
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In recent years we’ve seen a number of health  emergencies across the globe. Zika Virus,   Bird Flu and Ebola and we are currently  experiencing a global pandemic of Covid-19   with related mortality of over 2.8 million  (WHO April 2021). In fact there’s always a   health emergency somewhere, someplace and there’s  always a nurse in part of the response to it. The modern nurse does much more than deliver  individual patient care. She or he manages crises,   advocates public health, promotes health campaigns  and leads teams. The question is how well equipped   are you to manage and respond to critical  situations in your hospital or in your community?
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My name is Kim Craig. I worked for many years as  a nurse in the United Kingdom and in countries   in Southern Africa and for also many years as a  nurse teacher. I am now Course Director for the   MSc Nursing at Coventry University leading a team  of experts from a range of nursing backgrounds   and health care professions. We now  bring their combined expertise to you. If you’re a nurse in a hospital or a community  and feel ready to develop the knowledge and skills   to progress your career in nursing then the  MSc Nursing at Coventry University is for you. This course on Nursing in Crisis  focuses on the socio-cultural,   the political and the economic influences on the  role of the nurse.
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We’ll look at a range of topics   which apply across the world, including  the critical shortage of nurses,   the social image of nurses and the  development of the nursing role. You’ll learn from experienced nurse teachers and  be able to share best practice with each other.   So, come and join us on the MSc Nursing  an exciting and innovative course.

Watch Kim Craig, Lead Educator, describe the central role of nursing in critical situations and the importance for nurses to be prepared for the many challenges they may face.

Nursing is in trouble. There is a global shortage of nurses, leading to poor quality or no care for communities and nurses burning out.

What does this crisis mean on a personal, local and international level? How can we better understand and equip ourselves to deal with it? Find out by joining us in this exploration of key issues in nursing today.

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