NMC publish final standards and supporting material for nursing associates

Published on 10 October 2018

Today we’ve published the final standards of proficiency for the new nursing associate role.

The standards, which were approved by our Council last month, set out the skills and knowledge students will need to meet before they qualify. We’ve also published programme standards that set out how nursing associate students will be taught.

An updated Code, with a new introduction and some minor changes to reflect the introduction of the new nursing associate role has also been introduced. This will apply to all nurses, midwives and nursing associates from 10 October.

To help educators and employers ensure that student nursing associates get the protected learning time they need we have also produced additional supporting material.

We will welcome the first qualified nursing associates on to our register in January 2019.


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