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Monday 23 December 2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Nurses Registration Act 1919. To celebrate the occasion, we’re sharing personal stories of nurses from across the UK who have dedicated their careers to caring for people with skill and compassion.

Sharing your nursing stories

Some of the skilled professionals on our register share their experiences of nursing and the pride that they have.

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100 years of nursing milestones

Key events influenced the evolution of nursing over the last century. Find out what they were.

See our timeline

Nursing can be a tough road. Read the stories of these dedicated nurses:

Celebrate with us

Ethel Fenwick: The first registered nurse

Read the story of this pioneering nurse and her campaign for consistent, high standards of care

Marking 100 years of nursing milestones

See our timeline of events that influenced the evolution of nursing over the last century

This is just the beginning...

Next year is the World Health Organisation’s year of the nurse and year of the midwife and we’ll be celebrating the work of all those on our register throughout 2020.

There’s lots to come so keep an eye out for how you can get involved and celebrate with us.