Future Nurse

Future Nurse was officially launched on the 14 September 2020 by the Chief Nursing Officer, Charlotte McArdle: click here  to watch the video launch. Northern Ireland’s three universities’ nursing curricula, developed with practice partners and key stakeholders, is aligned to the 2018 NMC standards for education and training.

The standards take into account the changes in society and the health care reforms which have implications for registrants, employers, educators, students and all those who support students in practice. They aim to raise the ambition in terms of what is expected of a nurse and midwife at the point of registration and maximise the quality and safety of nursing and midwifery education.

The standards of proficiencies for registered nurses (2018) are presented under seven platforms and two annexes:

  1. Being an accountable professional
  2. Promoting health and preventing ill health Providing and evaluating care
  3. Leading and managing nursing care and working in teams
  4. Improving safety and quality of care
  5. Coordinating care

Annex A: Communication & Relationship Management Skills
Annex B: Nursing Procedures

For the first time the three universities and practice partners will all use one pre-registration nursing NI Practice Assessment Document (NIPAD) and one Practice Learning Environment Educational Audit (PLEEA) Tool.