The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) sets out standards in relation to pre-registration nurse education two of which are of particular relevance.


These are:

  1. Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education (NMC 2010)
  2. 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.



4th November 2015
Pre-registration Learning And Assessment In Practice
14th March 2014
Final Report
Pre-registration Learning & Assessment in Practice: Independent and Voluntary Sector Placements