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An analysis of the Skills Matter New Entry to Specialist Practice: Mental Health and Addiction Nursing programme

Dr Adrian Field from Dovetail was commissioned to undertake the analysis of student survey data of the Skills Matter programme, New Entry to Specialist Practice: Mental Health and Addiction Nursing (NESP) and is the author of this report.

It presents key outcome data, drawing on five years survey data, to explore outcomes achieved from Skills Matter.

Overall, feedback from the student survey indicates that the Skills Matter programme is strongly supporting nurses in many areas including practising safely, applying learning in the workplace and career development.



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