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Preceptorship: the London programme giving new nurses a flying start

Newly qualified nurses starting their career in London can look forward to good quality preceptorship thanks to the development of a framework by the Capital Nurse programme that standardises the support offered by employers’ schemes.

Newly qualified nurses starting their career in London can look forward to good quality preceptorship thanks to the development of a framework by the Capital Nurse programme that standardises the support offered by employers.

Many nurses will remember fondly their early days of practice. Friendships that last for life, the first night shift and the fun of being part of a team – both in and out of hospital – can make the first months of nursing memorable.

However, many nurses would confess to also feeling a little anxious at times, not quite knowing what they were doing and the occasional crisis of confidence.

For some nurses those feelings can persist and may even lead to them leaving the profession. It’s well recognised that providing support and additional development to newly qualified nurses (NQNs) in the early months in their first

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