What are professional nurse advocates and how do I become one?
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What are professional nurse advocates and how do I become one?

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Designed to foster a culture of learning and development, the professional nurse advocate role also seeks to improve care quality

The professional nurse advocate (PNA) programme, introduced last spring by NHS England and NHS Improvement, is the first of its kind for nursing anywhere in the world. PNA training aims to provide nurses with the skills to facilitate restorative clinical supervision (RCS). The role is designed to foster cultures that promote learning and development, and helps to monitor and improve care in clinical practice.

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