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Concluding the course and looking ahead

Kim Craig summarises the main areas covered on the course and how you may further your knowledge joining other courses with Coventry University Online

In this video, Kim Craig concludes by highlighting some of the main areas covered during the course.

At the beginning of the course we asked a big question: what is the key factor contributing to global nursing shortages?

Over the last two weeks we have explored this question, considered the interrelationships between a range of issues which matter to all nurses, and reflected on our approach to such challenges. The issues explored are especially significant because how the profession responds will determine the shape of nursing in the future.

During this course you have:

  • discussed key challenges for contemporary nursing practice
  • identified factors contributing to the global nursing shortage
  • reflected on strategies to address the main challenges
  • explored interrelationships between key issues
This short course is the introductory two-week course for a Program in Contemporary Issues in Nursing which forms part of the MSc Nursing online degree at Coventry University delivered on FutureLearn.

In the next course of this Program, Professionalisation of nursing is our primary focus. We will examine the legitimacy of nursing to the description of a profession through a range of approaches and assess the challenges posed to the profession by economics and politics, health needs and the attribution of caring to the role of a nurse.

You will be guided to extend your level of engagement and self-direction to your studies, and to evidence your learning continually to gain feedback. The resources retain a structure which aims to be inclusive, using illustrations from across the world to promote a culture of learning based on the sharing of different perspectives and of inquiry.

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