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Designing a strategy

In this peer review activity you are encouraged to design a strategy aimed at increasing recruitment of qualified nurses. Having considered the many challenges facing nursing, you now have a …

Getting the most out of your learning

As this might be your first time studying with Coventry University, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of the experience. Comments FutureLearn is …

Nurses in film

For us, a critique of the context of culture in which nurses are portrayed is important. In this step and the following two steps you will see different portrayals of …

Stress in nursing

Stress in nursing has been widely studied. In this article, Kim Craig provides an overview of the research. Nursing is a demanding occupation, emotionally and physically. Workplace stress in nursing …

Portrayal of male nurses

Male nurses are generally not as common as female nurses. Nor are they particularly common in film or literary contexts, which means that you may never have been treated by …

Portrayal of nurses in film

Nurses are portrayed in film in different ways, depending on the narrative to be created. In this step and the following two steps you will see different images of nurses. …

What factors influence the social image of nursing?

Evidence suggests that the professional image of nurses is influenced by: gender stereotypes caring and culture media portrayal, and behaviour. Your task Share your perspectives of how these influences apply …

Bringing it all together

Over the last two weeks we have examined issues of stress, violence, professional image, migration, education and pay in nursing and how they contribute to a global nursing shortage. Through …

Origins and influences

The professional image of nurses and nursing is thought by some to have contributed to a reduction in the initial recruitment and retention of nurses. It is, and always has …

Continue learning with Coventry University

Thank you for joining us. We hope that you enjoyed the learning experience. This course is part of the online MSc Nursing offered by Coventry University on the FutureLearn platform. …

Concluding the course and looking ahead

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 …

Addressing the global issue

Nursing shortages affect all countries in one way or another. The 2010 WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel is an initiative which aims to …

Summary

We began the course by introducing the key issues of stress, shortages, economics and politics, moving on to migration and professional image in Week 2. In the final activity for …

How big is the problem?

In this section we examine the global shortage of nurses in more detail and its consequences at a personal, local and international level. You will also carry out a peer …