The Queen’s Nurse returns to Scotland
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The Queen’s Nurse returns to Scotland

Clare Cable Chief executive and nurse director, Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland

Community nurses in Scotland are now able to go on a nine-month development programme to earn the Queen’s Nurse title. The chief executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland describes how these expert community practitioners will be catalysts for change

The Queen’s Nursing Institute was established in 1887 – the year of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee – to train nurses to provide home nursing for the ‘sick poor’. Queen’s Nurses were trained until 1969, when a National Certificate for District Nurses replaced their training.

Nursing Standard. 32, 13, 26-27. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.13.26.s19

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