What’s in a name: should nursing job titles be regulated?

Carol Ann Kelly, Wendy Preston , Natalie Harper

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The profusion of job titles used in nursing creates confusion, undermines post-registration education, hampers career progression and obscures the value of specialist and advanced roles. This article illustrates the situation using the example of respiratory nursing and calls to regulation to address the issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-53
Number of pages2
JournalNursing times
Issue number5
Early online date22 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2019


  • job title
  • specialist nurse
  • credentialing
  • harmonisation


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