Unregistered but qualified
Just because someone isn’t a registered nurse does not mean they are ‘unqualified’. (If your job title says ‘nurse’, you should be a nurse, news online 20 September.) I have known many, many HCAs/support workers with advanced qualifications so can we be more mindful and stick with ‘unregistered’?
Nursing Standard. 32, 5, 30-30. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.5.30.s30