Nursing and midwifery students

Information and guidance on professional conduct.

The NMC sets standards, guidance and requirements for nursing and midwifery programmes of education across the UK.

We provide information and guidance for student nurses and midwives to help you understand how important your professional conduct is - just as important as when you are a qualified, registered nurse or midwife.

Part of our role is to uphold the reputation of the nursing and midwifery professions, and helping students to maintain high standards of conduct throughout your studies and beyond is part of that work.

As part of our current focus on our core regulatory functions, we have reviewed our role in providing advice to nurses and midwives given that individual advice can lead to confusion about our role and purpose as a regulator. Other mechanisms and organisations exist which are better placed to undertake this role and through which student nurses and midwives can obtain advice and support in relation to professional and clinical issues. This includes local processes, such as your programme leader, personal tutor, link lecturer, mentors and sign off mentors, practice education facilitators, supervisor of midwives, the student union at your university, professional organisation and trade unions