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Standards of proficiency for registered nurses

Our new standards of proficiency represent the skills, knowledge and attributes all nurses must demonstrate.

Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education

Part 1 of Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training

Standards for student supervision and assessment

Part 2 of Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training

Standards for pre-registration nursing programmes

Part 3 of Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training

Standards relating to return to practice

We've published new return to practice standards

Pre-2018 Standards

Pre-2018 standards still being used by programmes across the UK