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Nursing Times columnist Mark Radcliffe

It’s not the NMC’s role to police university students

Some of you may recall the kerfuffle that rippled through the profession when they decided that nurses should learn in universities rather than hospitals. Some were thrilled that nursing was being acknowledged as a career that required intelligence and the same type of preparation as doctors, dentists and professional geographers. Others felt nursing was being redefined as something to think about rather than do, something that had at its heart “ideas” rather than patients.

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