Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) set professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

You can read the code and addiitonal guidance and supporting information on the NMC website.

NMC Standards

The NMC have created resources that are useful throughout your career as a nurse, midwife or nursing associate, helping you to deliver their standards and address future challenges.


Standards for Nurses can be found here.

Nursing Associates

Standards for Nursing Associates can be found here.

Post Registraion Development

Standards for post registration development can be found here.


Find out more on revalidation on the NMC’s dedicated revalidation pages.

Caring with Confidence: The Code in Action

Caring with Confidence is a series of bite-sized animations about key aspects of your role as a nursing or midwifery professional, and how the Code can support you. A selection have been put below but see the rest at the NMC’s webpage here.


Professional judgement


Speaking up

Being inclusive and challenging discrimination

Person-centred care

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