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It's not cricket: the Ashes of nursing education

Shields, Linda; Purcell, Christine; Watson, Roger


Linda Shields

Christine Purcell


The aim of this short discussion paper is to engender debate about the downturn in intellectual standing of nursing courses in Australia, where entry standards to nursing courses, and pass marks are being lowered to cater to the needs of health services for pairs of hands. We give examples of indicators of declining standards and reference them to the state of nursing education in the United Kingdom. We hope for debate and argument, and critical discussion, that might lead to a reassessment of nursing education in both countries. © 2010.


Shields, L., Purcell, C., & Watson, R. (2011). It's not cricket: the Ashes of nursing education. Nurse education today, 31(4), 314-316.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 16, 2010
Online Publication Date Jan 8, 2011
Publication Date 2011-05
Print ISSN 0260-6917
Electronic ISSN 1532-2793
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 4
Pages 314-316
Keywords Nursing education; Standards; Science education
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