HCA Voices Make Council Debut.

  title={HCA Voices Make Council Debut.},
  author={D. Cardwell},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={27 13},
  • D. Cardwell
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
I have been an RCN member since 2002 when healthcare assistants (HCAs) had to have an NVQ level 3 to join - so I got one. Soon after, with encouragement from the general secretary and chair of congress, I was the first HCA to vote and speak at RCN congress - in a speech in favour of nursery nurses joining the RCN with an NVQ level 2 qualification.