NMC announces radical overhaul of nursing education
New education consultation launched today gives patients, the public and healthcare professionals the opportunity to shape the future of nursing.
From hospitals and schools to care homes and the work place, over 650,000 nurses deliver high quality care to millions of people across the UK every week.
With a changing population, more care in the community and advancing technology, care must be delivered differently. Today sees the launch of a vital consultation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) seeking views on a wholesale review of the standards that UK trained nurses will need to meet before they can work as a registered nurse. The views of the public will be vital in helping to shape what nursing will look like in 2030.
The consultation also sets out proposals for a new education framework for nursing and midwifery education. The proposed framework details a range of new outcome focused standards for education institutions and practice placement partners.
Over the next thirteen weeks we want to hear from as wide a section of society as possible and will be running a series of events open to anyone who wants to hear more or share their views. We will also be hosting online events, Twitter chats and workshops across the four countries of the UK where we will be discussing our plans and listening to views. Get involved and join the conversation on social media using #nurse2030.
The consultation on proposed pre-registration education standards for the future nurse runs from 13 June until 12 September.
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