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Nurses admitted to Sub-Part 1 of the Register maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Nurse
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist nurse training (national training requirements)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Nurses admitted to Sub-Part 1 of the Register maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Council
    Translation(s):
    Mental health nurse; Children's nurse, Learning disabilities nurse (EN)
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Region:
    All regions
  • Data

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    National legislation:
    The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (as amended)
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Free provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications
    Useful link:
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2002/253/contents/made
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    The NMC does not prescribe the scope of activities that a Registered Nurse may carry out. Nurses are both responsible and accountable for their nursing practice. The scope of nursing practice is not limited to specific tasks, functions or responsibilities but is a combination of knowledge, judgment and skill that allows the nurse to perform direct care giving and evaluate its impact, advocate for patients and for health, supervise and delegate to others, lead, manage, teach, undertake research and develop health policy for health care systems. The scope of practice is dynamic and responsive to changing health needs, knowledge development, and technological advances.
    Translation(s):
    The NMC does not prescribe the scope of activities that a Registered Nurse may carry out. Nurses are both responsible and accountable for their nursing practice. The scope of nursing practice is not limited to specific tasks, functions or responsibilities but is a combination of knowledge, judgment and skill that allows the nurse to perform direct care giving and evaluate its impact, advocate for patients and for health, supervise and delegate to others, lead, manage, teach, undertake research and develop health policy for health care systems. The scope of practice is dynamic and responsive to changing health needs, knowledge development, and technological advances. (EN)