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Jess Alexander (SSSC) & Iain McLeod (Glasgow University).

Widening participation in Social Work education - taking stock and looking forward. 30 September 2009, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus.

The wholesale movement of nursing education into higher education is now a decade old. The catalyst was Project 2000, which was a vision, not only a professional qualification, but an academic one, the diploma in higher education. A review of the literature, however, identifies how the nursing curriculum has always been subject to continuous external pressure and is a balancing act between health service needs, the educational vision of the day and the available financial resources.