New standards will prepare students for the rigours of modern nursing
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New standards will prepare students for the rigours of modern nursing

Thelma Agnew @ThelmaAgnew Commissioning editor, Nursing Standard

Radical changes to preregistration nurse education will not only have a significant impact on students, but affect the profession as a whole both now and for generations to come. The lead adviser on the reforms, Dame Jill Macleod Clark, explains her thinking in this exclusive interview

When the Nursing and Midwifery Council asked Dame Jill Macleod Clark to lead the development of its new standards for nurses entering the profession, she was taken aback. ‘I absolutely didn’t expect to be approached – I supposed I would be seen as something of a challenger.’

Nursing Standard. 33, 1, 14-17. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.1.14.s9

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