The role was developed partly to address demand and workforce issues. It is generally understood to mean an advanced skilled nurse who has undertaken extra training in clinical assessment, including history-taking and physical examination, so they can safely manage patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions. These advanced nurses work closely with Drs and they can prescribe. The course is studied at an MSc. Level. There is a need for the role of advanced nursing practice in primary care. The King’s Fund has highlighted the current pressures within the NHS in relation to patient access and the fact that many services are running at overcapacity.1 The Department of Health (DH)2 encourages advanced skills of nurses to meet the growing demands of services and the NHS Plan3 advocates nurses being at the forefront of primary health care. I am currently studying and paying for myself. I work 12hr shifts, finish and rush to Uni. It has become difficult to pay my bills and pay for Uni. If I raise the money I need I would pay my fees and get on top of my debts and concentrate on my studies.
I am simply asking for help and have no sob story. I simply am struggling to pay my fees and keep a roof over my head :(