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Legal advice: Can a mentor report a pre-registration student to the NMC?

A mentor believes a student's attitude makes her unsuitable for nursing, but students who are not yet registered with the NMC cannot be reported to the regulator. The university's disciplinary process is an option, but try a more informal approach first, says legal expert Marc Cornock. 
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A mentor believes a student's attitude makes her unsuitable for nursing, but students who are not yet registered with the NMC cannot be reported to the regulator. The university's disciplinary process is an option, but try a more informal approach first, says legal expert Marc Cornock

As pre-registration students are not registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you cannot report them to the regulator.

The NMC issues guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students , but it cannot take any action until the person is on, or applies to join, the register.

It is only when a student

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