Becoming nurses, midwives and nursing associates: living by #OurCode

Becoming a nurse, midwife or nursing associate is not just about knowing the Code and standards. It’s about living by them – and using them to shape your day-to-day practice when caring for people and their families and carers. 

This means appreciating that everyone is an individual, and that listening to their needs matters. It means having the knowledge to safely navigate opportunities and challenges in providing care, together with your team. It’s knowing how your skills and compassion can truly make a difference in someone's life. 

As the nurses, midwives and nursing associates of tomorrow, you’ll be part of a community of professionals who live by the Code every day. It underpins your practice and guides your decision making. It’s yours to depend on and take pride in. 

That’s why we’re always here to offer guidance on how the Code, alongside our standards, can support you throughout your student life and professional career. 

Because we’re working towards the same goal. To ensure everyone receives safe, kind and effective care. 

Have a look at the resources on our student hub

Let us know: what does living by the Code mean to you? How does it guide your professional judgement and decision making? How does it shape the support and care you provide? 

Talk to your peers and colleagues and share your own video or message on X, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #OurCode and tag us @nmcnews

Here’s what Carly, Catherine, Ujala, Dee, Katie and Andrew had to say:

Watch more videos of students from across the UK reflecting on what #OurCode means to them.

Let us know your feedback on these videos and our resources for students