University move to all-degree nursing

Kim Briscoe, Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, October 14, 2010 From 2013 all new nurses will have to study to degree level, but the University of East Anglia is planning to phase out its nursing diplomas from as early as next September. Health correspondent Kim Briscoe finds out how degree-educated nurses will benefit patients. Each year the University of East Anglia (UEA) takes on 200 new student nurses, many of whom will stay and work in the region. Currently about half of those opt for a three-year degree, while the other half study a three-year diploma, although some of these will convert to a degree mid-course. ... University