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Competition to mark 100 years of professional nursing

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Celebrating 100 years of nursing regulation Celebrating 100 years of nursing regulation

A competition to mark the centenary of nursing regulation is now open for entries.

The competition is to design a commemorative pin for the occasion which will be given to long-standing nurses on the register. The Nurses Registration Act was created in 1919 and made nursing a legally constituted profession. It aims to inspire nurses across the UK to create a design that celebrates the history and pride of 100 years of nursing regulation.

The first registered nurse in the UK, Ethel Fenwick, had campaigned for 30 years for state registration of nurses. To commemorate this, the Nursing and Midwifery Council is launching a competition open to anyone on the register. There are also a number of events and activities planned to celebrate the anniversary.

‘We are launching this competition to create a special symbol of professional pride,’ said Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC. ‘I hope as many people as possible will take part in depicting what the past, present and future 100 years means to them, and I can’t wait to see what I’m sure will be some fantastic entries’.

Full details of the entry requirements can be found on the NMC website. Submissions must be made by Tuesday 15th October using the entry form available on the website.

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