|The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) sets out standards in relation to pre-registration nurse education two of which are of particular relevance.|
- Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education (NMC 2010)
- Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice, (2006 and 2008). The NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education sets out the competences that students must acquire by the end of their three year degree programme.
Currently within Northern Ireland, pre-registration nursing practice placements based mainly within the statutory sector and are provided across a range of settings. There placements are supported through Practice Education Teams in line with the NMC Standards.