Compare And Contrast Nursing In The United States

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It is a well known fact that nursing in the United States is spectacular. But does anyone ever think about the US vs. other countries’ nursing programs? When anyone thinks of nursing abroad such as in the United Kingdom, the things that pop into their head are usually things like fancy technology, Oxford educated doctors and nurses, or millennium-old medicine practices. But when one thinks of nursing in the United States, they most likely think about the competitiveness, long shifts, and years & years of education. Although both the USA and the UK have stellar nursing programs that go above and beyond to care for their sick, the USA is known to have higher salaries and more education opportunities; but it is really better?

We all know that nurses are important. They care for our sick and are the right-hand-men of doctors. But have we ever thought about what nurses really are? According to the Virginia Henderson in the Medical Dictionary,
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From possible unknown, mysterious practices, to unique technology, nursing in the UK is in fact, very different from nursing in the US. Talking about terms of technology, the UK isn’t too different. But when getting into the medicine portion, these two countries could not be more different. To become a nurse in the UK, after high school, they must attend a university (college) and receive a three-year diploma. Once a diploma is given, there is a course leading directly to registration in one of four branches: adult, mental health, child, or learning disabilities. The curriculum of the UK nursing diploma is focused more on the basics of nursing which is split between 50% theory and 50% practice (Training), and deeper knowledge is taught once the nurse picks one of the four specialties (Careers). After choosing a specialty, there are many places to work, much like the US, including hospitals, homes, schools, etc. Unlike the US, the UK’s advancements and specialties aren’t as

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