UK: changes to nursing and midwifery pre-registration education programme standards

Education & Training,

The UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved changes to the pre-registration education programme standards. With the UK's exit from the European Union Directive, the Council has the authority to set its own standards for nursing and midwifery education. Changes include

  • allowing innovative simulated practice learning methods for up to 600 of the 2,300 practice learning hours,
  • allowing flexibility for practice learning experiences and placements beyond the EU Directove list, and
  • eliminating the 12 years of general education requirement and allowing educational institutions flexibility to determine entry requirements.

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