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Being a nurse is fantastic

Thelma Agnew @ThelmaAgnew Commissioning editor, Nursing Standard

Ruth May discusses how recruitment and retention, and promoting pride in nursing, are key issues in her new role as England’s chief nursing officer

When Ruth May got the news that she had landed the top job in nursing, she was with her daughter Lucie. ‘She was running around the room, very excited – “Mummy’s a CNO!”.’ Lucie, eight, of course had no idea what a chief nursing officer for England does; her excitement was a sign of her enthusiasm for all things nursing: ‘She identified mummy being a nurse.’

Nursing Standard. 34, 3, 14-17. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.3.14.s10

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