Key changes to NMC programme standards: an opportunity for progress

Garrow, Amanda, Borwell, Juliet, Knight, Kate H, Wright, Karen Margaret orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0693-7294, Whaley, Victoria, Roberts, Debbie, Monks, Rob, Leigh, Jacqueline and Kenny, Amanda (2023) Key changes to NMC programme standards: an opportunity for progress. British Journal of Nursing, 32 (17). pp. 854-856. ISSN 0966-0461

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Across the UK, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) determines how programmes should be delivered to ensure that students meet the standards of proficiency for safe and effective practice (NMC, 2018a). Brexit presented an opportunity for the NMC to ‘uncouple’ from the outdated EU Directive (European Parliament, 2005) and, following a 2-year programme of work, proposals were developed which included changes to the nature of placement settings and amendments to the use of simulation in pre-registration programmes. This article will explore the opportunities created by these amendments and considerations for practice learning.

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