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What every nurse stands to gain from the NMC’s new proficiency standards

The regulator’s ambitious standards apply to all nurses, not just students
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The regulator’s ambitious standards apply to all nurses, not just students

This month sees the first students embark on newly approved nurse education programmes designed to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) new proficiency standards.

To date, about two thirds of our nurse education providers in England have been approved, with 24 ready to begin their programmes and more completing this process each week.

The ambitious standards were published in May 2018, as part of the regulator’s new standards for education and future nurse plans.

The start of these programmes is another notable landmark in the history of nurse regulation, and particularly fitting as we prepare to celebrate the professionalism of nursing in the UK by marking a century since the

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