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Setting new standards: the overhaul of nurse education

Speculation swirled for months about whether the NMC would make nurse education more generic – something critics claim would weaken specialist nursing. Now the regulator has revealed its controversial plans for the future.
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Speculation swirled for months about whether the NMC would make nurse education more generic – something critics claim would weaken specialist nursing. Now the regulator has revealed its controversial plans for the future

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has begun its consultation on an education overhaul it describes as ‘radical’. The new standards are designed to ensure all nursing students complete their courses with a solid understanding of physical and mental health care. Some nurses are alarmed by what they see as a move towards a more generic nurse education system; others are disappointed the standards do not go far enough in that direction.

The fierce debate about

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