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NI – NMC Post Registration Standards Implementation Project

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Fiona Bradley, Senior Professional Officer

NI – NMC Post-registration Standards Implementation Project

Welcome to this webpage which provides updates on the Northern Ireland implementation of the NMC Post-registration standards (NMC, 2023) which also includes the NMC Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) (NMC, 2022) and the NMC Standards of proficiency for community nursing specialist practice qualifications (SPQ) (NMC, 2022).

These new evidenced based standards and proficiencies set out the necessary knowledge and skills nurses and midwives will need, so they can provide the highest standard of specialist community, and public health nursing practice, to people in their homes and across community settings.

Access the NMC Post-registration standards and the proficiencies here.

Project Lead – Fiona Bradley Senior Professional Officer contact:

Project Information and Background

In January 2023, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Maria McIlgorm commissioned NIPEC to lead on the implementation of the NMC post-registration standards. In partnership with key stakeholders, NIPEC has led a regional approach to oversee and ensure the out workings of the new NMC standards are cohesively embedded into education and practice by September 2024.

A post-registration standards Steering Group was established in January 2022 to oversee this work ensuring that the resources, systems and processes are in place for the implementation of the new standards. See Project Plan.

The post-registration standards Collaborative was established in April 2023, with the remit of working in partnership with the Approved Education Institutions (AEIs) and practice partners to ensure there is a standardised, regional process applied to the implementation of the standards. See Terms of Reference.

The project’s documents and resources are linked below and provide NMC registrants, employers, education providers and the wider health and social care system with information on how the standards will be implemented across health and social care settings in Northern Ireland.

See useful information within the folders below:

  • Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) NI Model and Guide (2023)

    TitleDate addedDownload
    SSSA NI Model 202308-02-2024 DownloadPreview
    SSSA NI Guide 202308-02-2024 DownloadPreview

  • Guidance Notes: Practice Learning Environments Educational Audit

  • Regionally Agreed Documents

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Engagement and Communications

  • Practice Education Facilitators Toolkit

  • Useful Links

    Date addedDownload
    Useful Links16-02-2024 DownloadPreview

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