The college is encouraging people to speak out about the impact of England’s nurse shortage.
The changes have been designed to ensure that nursing and midwifery professionals can join the UK workforce as quickly as possible.
The regulator plans to tackle the “negative perceptions” some nurses and midwives hold.
HEE aims to train 45,000 nursing associates by 2027.
While the Nursing and Midwifery Council achieved 22 out of 24 core standards, it fell short in two main areas.
Training should be specifically tailored to those working in care homes, schools and prisons in addition to hospitals and GP surgeries
The annual registration fee for nurses and midwives was last increased in 2015.
The computer-based test will now cost £90 and the practical exam £794.
The cost of tests to join NMC register for overseas applicants are also to be cut
"Our new Fitness to Practise approach is designed to be more mindful of the impact of our processes on registrants"
The RCN has warned that nursing associates should not be used as a replacement for registered nurses.
Andrea Sutcliffe CBE has today taken up her role as the new Chief Executive and Registrar.
Anyone making a complaint about a nurse and midwife will now receive one to one phone support with a named contact.
The changes have been proposed after many are "just missing out" on the current standard.
She will take over from interim Chief Executive and Registrar, Sue Killen, in January 2019.