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A chance to shape the future of children’s nursing

The NMC consultation on new proficiency standards, which closes on 12 September, is an opportunity to equip children’s nurses properly for the future, says Doreen Crawford
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The NMC consultation on new proficiency standards, which closes on 12 September, is an opportunity to equip children’s nurses properly for the future, says Doreen Crawford

The education and training of children’s nurses is changing at a speed that has worried many nurse academics. Two changes that have been rapidly imposed are the removal of the bursary and the introduction of a range of new training and educational models including nurse apprentices and nursing associates.

These new roles have the potential to complement the workforce of registrants, healthcare assistants and maternity support workers, as well as improving the health outcomes for children, but what is worrying some in the RCN’s children and young people’s (CYP) community is what has been perceived as a lack of

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