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Reviewing our post-registration standards

Once a nurse or midwife is registered with us, they can do a NMC-approved course to become a specialist community public health nurse (SCPHN) for a public health role, including working as a school nurse, health visitor or occupational health nurse.

Nurses can also gain NMC-approved specialist practice qualifications (SPQs).

We’re reviewing the standards of proficiency and the associated programme standards we set for these roles. This is to ensure practitioners are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to deliver high quality care now and in the future.

Find out more about parts of this programme through the links below.

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If you would like to stay in touch with this work, you can join our post-registration standards community of interest group by emailing us.