The Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC)

This chapter brings together key information focused on upholding and maintaining your role as a registered nurse. You have successfully completed a programme of learning and practice through which you have demonstrated that you are safe and competent to undertake the role of a registered nurse within your chosen field of practice.

You are at the start of your professional career, a career that will offer a stimulating and exciting future with innumerable opportunities to develop. Also, you’ll achieve the job satisfaction of knowing that you are providing quality care and services to your patients, their families and the public.

Nursing and Midwifery is an incredibly fulfilling career, full of high points and learning opportunities, however there may be times when you wonder what the future holds. But being confident in knowing what good practice is, what your responsibilities and accountabilities for that practice are, and what resources exist to support you, will provide a sound foundation to your professional role as a registered nurse.