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For the times they are a-changing
  1. Alison Twycross
  1. School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Alison Twycross, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London SE1 0AA, UK; a.twycross{at}

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As I sat down to write this editorial, the song The Times They Are a-Changin’ started playing. This could not be truer for nurse education in the UK at the moment. Indeed, it would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount and scope of change. In my current role, I am responsible for overseeing the implementation of a preregistration nursing curriculum based on the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards. (More information about the new NMC standards is available at: and in an EBN blog at:

As editor of Evidence Based Nursing (EBN), I am keen to ensure the pedagogy underpinning our new curricula is educationally sound. This is particularly important as a recent review of preregistration nursing curricula in the UK found that only 42% of curricula documents used the words pedagogy and where they did this was often superficial.1 I …

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