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Professional nurse advocates: what they do and why they’re needed

The PNA is a new role designed to bolster clinical and well-being support for nurses in a bid to address risk of burnout – so how do you become one?

The PNA is a new role designed to bolster clinical and well-being support for nurses in a bid to address risk of burnout – so how do you become one?

The professional nurse advocate (PNA) programme , introduced last spring by NHS England and NHS Improvement, is the first of its kind for nursing anywhere in the world.

PNA training aims to provide nurses with the skills to facilitate restorative clinical supervision (RCS). The role is designed to foster cultures that promote learning and development, and helps to monitor and improve care in clinical practice.

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