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NMC education standards consultation

Have your say on the proposed new standards

The NMC has launched a consultation on standards of proficiency for the future registered nurse. These are the minimum standards that a nurse will need to meet to be considered to be capable of safe and effective practice.

It’s anticipated that the final set of requirements will be published by early 2018, and that they will be adopted from the 2018-19 academic year.

Have your say on the proposed new standards at a series of free workshops, organised by the RCN. Your feedback will shape the RCN’s response to the NMC consultation.

The half day workshops are open to all health care staff, including non-members of the RCN. 

Lunch is provided and attendance will count towards your revalidation portfolio.

You can also inform the RCN response by completing our short survey.

Survey: Shape the RCN consultation response

We would like your views on some key areas.

Respond directly to the consultation

You can also have your say via the NMC website.

Workshop dates:     

  • 24 July, Mechanics Conference Hall, Manchester (North West) 12-4pm
  • 28 July, RCN Yorkshire and the Humber, Leeds (Yorkshire and the Humber) 10am-2pm - Fully booked
  • 31 July, RCN HQ, London (London) 12-4pm - (South East Only) - Fully booked
  • 1 August, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth (South East and South West) 12-4pm 
  • 10 August, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (Scotland) 12-4pm



Workshop details

11.45am to 12.45pm: Lunch and registration

12.45pm: Introduction

1pm to 4pm: Workshop

Please note, the workshop on 28 July takes places from 10am-2pm.

For any enquiries: RCNEngagementEvent@rcn.org.uk

Draft NMC standards

You may wish to review the draft standards before attending the workshop.

Digital engagement

The RCN and NMC held a joint Twitter chat on Wednesday 5 July.

The focus of this Twitter chat was the knowledge and skills required by the future nurse.

You can view a summary of the Twitter chat here.