This year we’re celebrating 100 years of professional nursing with the anniversary of the Nurses Registration Act 1919. In the coming months, we’ll be celebrating the personal stories of nurses from across the UK who have dedicated their careers to caring for people with skill, care and compassion.

NMC historic pins

100 years of nursing milestones

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

See our timeline

One of nursing's pioneers

Find out about Ethel Fenwick, the first registered nurse

Read Ethel's story

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

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Look out for further updates.

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.