NMC reintroduces paid clinical placements and emergency standards for student nurses

  • Chris Easom
  • January 31, 2021

Student nurses can opt into a paid extended clinical placement to help with the UK’s pandemic response. The NMC has announced it will reintroduce emergency education standards to enable final year nursing students to opt-in to support the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, via extended clinical placement. This decision follows a request from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, supported by the Chief Executive of the NHS in England, in response to the continuing, intense pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.