England hikes educational requirements for nurses

Spooner, Mary Helen; Vogel, Lauren
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE129
Academic Journal
The article reports that the new minimum entry requirement for nurses in England will be elevated to four years degree to conform the standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. It states that a review by the council standards had concluded that a higher standards for education allows newly qualified nurses to be more responsible and more assertive. According to Dr. Peter Carter, chief executive officer at the Royal College of Nursing, the move will make the nurses to be more prepared.


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