Registered nurses play a vital role in providing, leading and coordinating care that is compassionate, evidence based, and person centred.

Registered nurses make an important contribution to the promotion of health, health protection and the prevention of ill health. They do this by empowering people, communities and populations to exercise choice, take control of their own health decisions and behaviours, and by supporting people to manage their own care where possible.

The NMC standards framework for nursing include some additional proficiencies that nurses are expected to demonstrate. Examples of these include chest auscultation, taking blood and intravenous cannulation and interpreting findings of ECGs.


Read more about the NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses by clicking here.

The NMC Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education is available here.