A scoping report on homelessness in nursing education, based on a survey of universities offering the BSc in Nursing.

In summer 2017, The Queen’s Nursing Institute scoped universities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to find out what course content in the BSc Nursing was particularly relevant to homeless healthcare. The aim of this scoping was to identify and shine a light on good practice and support universities that may want to develop their curricula, and to support the NMC’s review of pre-registration education.

Providing nursing care for patients who are homeless, as well as vulnerable migrants, Travellers or sex workers, requires specific knowledge, experience and social context – for example discrimination, exploitation and trauma.  With homelessness on the rise, the QNI wanted to find out about current approaches to these issues in the pre-registration nursing curriculum.

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