Gambling with standards.

  title={Gambling with standards.},
  author={Kevin Corbett},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={31 48},
A year ago I predicted that applications to nursing degrees would fall, and they have. Meanwhile, the government, universities and the Council of Deans of Health rush headlong into implementing the associate nurse role - a role that may undermine the prospects of registered nurses, as employers choose the cheaper salary of the associate nurse.