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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the professional body for U.K. registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates has recently proposed future nurses should be 'prescriber ready', in a move to ensure the nursing workforce can prescribe medicines soon after registration (NMC, 2018a). Considering this, the educational preparation requirements for future nurses requires consideration, particularly where it is incumbent on the University, or NMC Approved Educational Institution (AEI), to prepare nurses with sufficient knowledge and skills to enter an NMC approved non-medical prescribing programme from the point of registration. This paper explores the new NMC educational and practice standards for nurses and the potential infrastructures required of the AEI where there is a responsibility under the NMC to develop a new, more progressive generation of 'prescriber ready' nurse. Excitingly, Universities and nurse educators are now tasked with ensuring future nurses can safely demonstrate an amalgam of nursing care, fusing traditional nursing expertise with skills which once remained the exclusive responsibility of the doctor, thus creating a new generation of hybrid practitioners.
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Name: Nurse education today
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Nurses who provide nursing care in countries other than the ones in which they received their training.
Health personnel who do not hold professional degrees or credentials, but have completed training and are licensed to provide routine patient care under the direction of registered nurses and physicians.
Nurses of the male sex.
Nurses whose goal is to improve health and quality of life in a population or community through the prevention and treatment of disease and other physical and mental health conditions, the surveillance of cases and health indicators, and the promotion of healthy behaviors through public education and awareness.
The graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of sounds, such as speech, infant crying, and animal vocalizations.