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Coventry University

Nursing in Crisis? Exploring Current Challenges

Coventry University via FutureLearn

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Understand and deal with key issues in contemporary nursing

Nurses play an important role in providing healthcare around the world and, in some countries, form more than 50% of the healthcare workforce. Yet, there is a global shortage with international organisations citing working conditions and image as contributing factors to nurses leaving the profession and to their initial recruitment.

This online course draws on the latest research findings and experiences of nurses from a range of countries to examine contemporary issues relevant to nurses.

This course is designed for nurses working at all levels and across all disciplines, in any country. It will give you the opportunity to share your own experiences, learn from other nurses, and get a taste of what studying an online MSc in Nursing would be like.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.


  • Key issues in nursing
    • Getting started
    • Stress
    • Violence
    • Migration
    • Nursing education and pay
    • Wrap-up for the week
  • Key issues in nursing: joining the dots
    • Welcome back
    • Professional image
    • Impact of shortages
    • Joining the dots

Taught by

Kate Sandars


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 20 ratings

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